Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas is looking to return to the Premier LeagueReuters

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly trying to convince his Spain teammate Cesc Fabregas to join the Red Devils this summer.

Fabregas, who is expected to leave Barcelona this summer amid speculations that the midfielder is not a part of new manager Luis Enrique plans next season, is understood to be looking to make a move back to the Premier League.

Though Arsenal are thought to be the favourites to re-sign Fabregas due to a first refusal clause in the Spaniard's contract, United also seem to be in the chase and may step up their pursuit, if Arsene Wenger decides against signing his former skipper.

Former United manager David Moyes, who was sacked due to the Red Devils' poor performances in all competitions last season, had tried to lure Fabregas away to Old Trafford last summer but the Spaniard had rejected the Scot's advances, preferring to continue at the Camp Nou.

However, the Red Devils feel they have a good chance of landing the 27-year-old this summer, and de Gea claims he is doing his best to convince Fabregas to join him at Old Trafford.

"I have tried to convince [Fabregas] to come [to Old Trafford]. We would have another Spaniard. But it is difficult. He is a top level player, many teams want him. He said he liked it at Barcelona, it was his home, and the truth is it would be difficult for us to get him," de Gea stated.

Meanwhile, new United boss Louis van Gaal is reportedly on the verge of making his first signing at Old Trafford, after agreeing a £24m deal with Atletico Madrid for defender Miranda.

Having already lost two experienced centre-backs in Nemanja Vidic (set to move to Inter Milan on a free transfer) and Rio Ferdinand (yet to decide his future), United are desperate to sign someone to strengthen their backline.

Miranda, who was shock omission from Brazil's World Cup squad, had impressed with Atletico last season. The 29-year-old formed a lethal partnership with Diego Godin at the heart of Atletico's defence, helping them secure La Liga title (their first since 1996) and reach the Champions League final.

Though Atletico are reluctant to sell their star defender, United have reportedly triggered Miranda's £24m release clause and offered a four-year contract to the Brazilian, who is now believed to be looking at schools for his children in Manchester, according to Spanish newspaper AS.