Roberto Martinez Issues Manchester United With Marouane Fellaini Warning

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Everton boss insits midfielder won’t leave on the cheap.

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has fired a warning shot at Manchester United insisting the Premier League champions won’t be picking up Marouane Fellaini in a cheap deal according to The Mirror.

United have been closely linked with Fellaini following the arrival at Old Trafford of David Moyes as successor to the now retired Sir Alex Ferguson.

Moyes has reportedly made strengthening the centre of midfield his top summer priority but he has so far been frustrated in the pursuit of his targets.

Thiago Alcantara opted against a move to Old Trafford in favour of Bayern Munich whilst Cesc Fabregas looks increasingly likely to remain at Barcelona.

With the end of the transfer window just weeks away, United will have to move soon if they hope to bring in midfield reinforcements for the first half of the season.

That has reignited speculation surrounding Fellaini, though a contract clause allowing him to leave for £23.5 million has reportedly now been closed.

But Toffees boss Martinez insists that doesn’t mean the midfielder will be leaving cheaper than he would have done previously.

The Spanish manager insisted the club were in a strong financial position and did not need to sell their best players for less than any previous transfer clause.

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