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Clock ticking for Manchester United in transfer pursuit

Everton Midfielder Marouane FellainiThe Sun is claiming that Manchester United manager David Moyes has been given a week to decide whether to sign his former player Marouane Fellaini.

A buyout clause exists in the Belgian’s contract enabling him to leave for a cut price £22 million, but this expires on the last day of the month. After this time there is no doubt that Everton Manager Roberto Martinez will inflate the asking price. Fellaini, who is of Moroccan origin, has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best all round midfielders since he moved to the Toffees in 2008.

When Moyes took over the helm at Old Trafford from Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of last season some thought it was inevitable that the Scotsman would look to poach Everton’s best players to build his squad for this season. Yet, so far efforts to sign Fellaini, and club mate Leighton Baines have hit a brick wall.

It has turned out to be a frustrating transfer window for Moyes so far as he looks to add to his midfield department. First priority Thiago Alcantara opted to join European Champions Bayern Munich. United have also had two bids rejected for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas and are thought to be considering Yohan Cabaye if the pursuit of Fellaini comes to an abrupt end by August.

Would Manchester Utd fans welcome Fellaini at Old Trafford?

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