Football: Moyes confident of signing new players before transfer window closes

Manchester United manager David Moyes (above) smiles during a pre-football match press conference in Hong Kong on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Moyes on Sunday said he is confident of getting new players in before the end of the transfer window despite the
Manchester United manager David Moyes (above) smiles during a pre-football match press conference in Hong Kong on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Moyes on Sunday said he is confident of getting new players in before the end of the transfer window despite the impasse over Cesc Fabregas. -- PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (AFP) - Manchester United manager David Moyes on Sunday said he is confident of getting new players in before the end of the transfer window despite the impasse over Cesc Fabregas.

Barcelona have turned down two bids - the latest reportedly of more than £30 million - from United for the Spanish midfielder and new Barca manager Gerardo Martino on Friday insisted Fabregas was not for sale.

"I couldn't tell you at the moment and can'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," Moyes said in Hong Kong, ahead of his side's friendly on Monday against local side Kitchee.

"What we've got here is a really good squad of players already so you mustn't forget about the quality that is already here at Manchester United.

"Undoubtedly we are hoping to add it (the squad) and I am confident we will do, certainly before the (transfer) window shuts."