Manchester United have attempted to up the stakes in their hunt for Cesc Fabregas, according to an Old Trafford source.
After sliding an unmarked brown envelope across the table to Barcelona representatives, David Moyes was said to have unblinkingly removed his watch and placed this next to the package in the middle of the table.
He said: “It’s yours – take it.”
This latest round of negotiating has demonstrated the lengths to which United will go in order to secure the La Liga winner’s signature, though the Spanish giants remained un-moved by these latest overtures.
Next, Moyes apparently dangled a set of keys to a Mercedes SLK Class convertible, before dropping them in the middle of the table.
“That’s there’s a sweet ride,” he added, nodding towards the bounty in the centre of the table.
Negotiations ended abruptly when Moyes reportedly asked assistant boss, Steve Round, to go through his pockets and, “see what else wiv got!”