The Belgian is valued at £23million by the Toffees, but the midfielder wants to leave now before his price tag raises next year.
Fellaini was the subject of a joint bid from United of £28million for himself and Leighton Baines, which Everton instantly rejected. However, the bid seems to have unsettled the 25-year-old, who is now ready to depart Goodison Park.
The Belgian is keen on moving to a title-winning side ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Belgium are likely to qualify for the tournament, and Fellaini wants to prove himself at the highest level to help his selection odds. Fellaini is likely to fight players such as Moussa Dembele, Axel Witsel, Kevin Du Bruyne and Steven Defour for a place in the centre of midfield next summer.
The 25-year-old feels he has given the club a good service over his 5-year spell at Goodison Park, and doesn’t want to make life for new Everton manager Roberto Martinez difficult. However, Fellaini is keen to take this opportunity whilst it is available, and join up with David Moyes at Old Trafford.
Martinez is keen to reject any bids from United, saying: “Maybe it sounds a bit repetitive, but we do not want any bids and we are not inviting any bids.”
Is United’s low bid a form of unsettling the midfielder? How much should Everton demand?
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