The Scot has upped the ante in his pursuit of Fabregas by lodging a £26million bid for the ex-Arsenal captain, while he is believed to think that Fellaini would flourish surrounded by United’s current squad.
Moyes has identified that the Old Trafford club require two new midfielders, one of which must have a goalscoring pedigree.
United’s interest in Fabregas has heightened after losing out to Bayern Munich in the race for Thiago Alcantara’s signature.
A Barcelona source has suggested that the club do not want to lose Fabregas though, having commented that “the player is not transferable.”
And even if the Catalan club did decide to sell, Arsenal have a first-option clause on their former midfielder.
Reportedly, Moyes considered acquiring the services of Luka Modric before moving for Fabregas, so the Real Madrid midfielder may shift onto United’s radar if a deal cannot be concluded with Barcelona.
Moyes would also like to bring the goals, physicality and versatility that Fellaini offers to Manchester.
Roberto Martinez has urged the Belgian to stay with Everton and continue his form from last season, citing a place in Belgium’s World Cup squad next summer as an achievable target with the Merseyside club.
Earlier this week however, new United chief executive Ed Woodward said Moyes would be given the funds to make record-breaking purchases, which could well force the hand of Everton.
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