Old Trafford side line up move to capture Goodison Park & Nou Camp duo.
Man United have set their sights on Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas, moves that would cost the Old Trafford side a fee in the region of £49m according to the Guardian.
Belgian international Fellaini is strongly linked with a move to follow former Toffees boss David Moyes to the Premier League title holders.
The 25 year old is said to have a £23m release clause that would see a significant portion of the sale of the powerhouse midfielder going to former club Standard Liege. Fellaini has enjoyed five solid seasons at Everton but may now be ready to make the ‘step-up’ to a side that can offer him Champions League football.
New Everton boss Roberto Martinez is hopeful of keeping Fellaini at Goodison Park, stating;
“He’s still a very young man but I am really looking forward to seeing Marouane working hard and making sure that he sets really good standards,” he said. “Marouane is an international footballer and he’s going to be involved, if all goes well, in a World Cup next year.”
Fellaini netted a dozen goals in all competitions last term but has also recently talked up the possibility of evolving into a more defensively minded midfielder, a role that Moyes may well be seeking to use the Everton man in due to the lack of tough tackling options in his Man United squad.