Date: 28th July 2013 at 3:42pm
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David Moyes

Manchester United’s pursuit of may finally come to a conclusion after admitted he was unsure if would be making another bid for the Barcelona star.

have relentlessly chased the former star, with Moyes going as far as publicly declaring his interest.

Barcelona have publicly insisted that the player is not for sale but many believe behind the scene a deal may be possible hence not being dissuaded despite having a number of bids rejected.

With Barcelona confirming a decision on the player would be made after the appointment of a new manager, this week new Barcelona manager Geraldo Martino confirmed that he would not sanction the sale of the player effectively ending the saga and it seems are finally ready to concede defeat.

Speaking ahead of United’s game against Kitchee FC in Hong Kong, boss Moyes said:

“I couldn’t tell you if there will be another bid. Obviously we will take stock of it and consider what we are going to do next.

“But what we have here is a really good squad of players already. You mustn’t forget about the quality that is already here at Manchester United.

“Undoubtedly we are hoping to add to it. I am quite confident we will do, certainly before the window shuts.”

“I never at any time said I knew we would get him.  I just said we had made offers. They have been rejected. We will take stock from there and decide where we go from there.”

With seemingly missing out on yet another target, Moyes will have his work cut out as he attempts to add to the squad he inherited from Ferguson.