Manchester United are considering a double offer for Everton pair Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, the
United had already opened talks regarding Fellaini, the newspaper adds, after conceding defeat in their attempts to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona. Thus far Moyes has only signed a young Uruguayan defender, Guillermo Varela, since moving to Old Trafford, with the centre of midfield the area in which he appears most keen to strengthen the squad inherited from Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of the season.
Moyes’ Everton successor, Roberto Martinez, revealed recently that no offers had been received for Fellaini or Baines, who were both brought to Goodison Park by Moyes, in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Moyes is said to be cautious over dealing with his former club and does not want to offend his old employers with his conduct, but is equally understanding of the quality of Baines and Fellaini, the Guardian notes.
Fellaini is said to be willing to resume playing under Moyes at United but a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for £23.5m expired at the end of July, which means Everton can hold out for any fee they see fit. Baines, meanwhile, has already been the subject of a £12m offer from United, rejected by Everton.
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