Manchester United have made an improved bid for Barcelona's Spanish international midfielder Cesc Fabregas, as confirmed by manager David Moyes.
Speaking at a press conference in Yokohama, Japan, Moyes said United's new offer was £30 million plus add-ons, per BBC Sport. Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is conducting United's negotiations.
"When you're interested in good players, you want to give it every opportunity to materialise—and I'll do that," Moyes said. "I hope things can continue and move forward. At this moment in time, I can only tell you that Ed is working hard trying to make the deals happen. We can only hope that some of them fall into place shortly."
United placed an opening bid of £25 million for Fabregas last week despite reports that Arsenal have first refusal on their former player should he leave Barcelona.
Barcelona have rejected the new offer, according to Sport.es (in Spanish).
Fabregas, 26, joined Barcelona from Arsenal in 2011. He scored 11 goals and recorded 11 assists in 32 La Liga matches last season.