Real in for Fabregas

REAL MADRID will step up their pursuit of Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas after conceding defeat in the battle to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United’s insistence they will not sell their star winger has finally been accepted by the Spanish giants.

Real chiefs have run out of patience with United’s stance and Ronaldo’s refusal to ask for a transfer, so have made Euro 2008 winner Cesc Fabregas their new No 1 target.

Spanish sources are claiming to have made two approaches to Fabregas’ representatives and were told he wants to stay at Arsenal for at least one more year.

But, as Alex Ferguson will testify, Real do not give up easily and will try to prise him away from Aresnal before the August 31 transfer deadline. I think Fabregas is a wonderful player to watch. He has it all passing, tackling, shooting and I feel the boy will only get better.

Arsenal do play some fantastic football and also have a spectacular ground but they do seem to be falling off the radar in recent years and unfortunately I cant see them competing for the crown of the premiership again. This could be a major factor if he decides to go. He wants to win trophies.