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Everton Reject £36m Bid from Man United for Star Pair Marouane Fellaini & Leighton Baines

David Moyes is determined to bring both Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines to Manchester United but Everton are reluctant to lose the influential pair.

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Everton have rejected Manchester United’s new £36 million bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, the Daily Express reports.

United are believed to have tabled £23.5 million for Fellaini and only £12 million for Baines.

The bid for Fellaini is the same amount as the buy-out clause that existed in the Belgian’s contract before it expired on July 31st, however, it will come back into effect on January 1st.

The bid has been rejected despite reports suggesting that both players want to leave Goodison Park and join their old manager, David Moyes, at Manchester United.

It appears that Fellaini is the most likely to leave out of the two, with Everton willing to do business with United if they receive a bid of around £25 million.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has drawn up a list of replacements that he will try and sign if Fellaini does leave before the transfer window closes.

The Spaniard is interested in signing Wigan’s James McCarthy but could move for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry if his move for the Wigan midfielder fails.

Everton are still determined to keep hold of Leighton Baines and will not consider selling the England international unless United drastically up their bid.


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