Man United ready to beat Chelsea to Everton ace

Manchester United are ready to beat Chelsea to Everton right-back Seamus Coleman by offering Marouane Fellaini in exchange, according to reports from The Metro.

The attack-minded Republic of Ireland defender has been linked with a move to the Blues in recent weeks amid speculation that Jose Mourinho has been impressed with his showings over the past year with the Toffees.

Coleman has been a first-team regular on Merseyside under Roberto Martinez, and was widely praised for his showings as Everton narrowly missed out on a top four finish last term.

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And now United are also keen.

According to reports, the Red Devils are ready to offer Fellaini in exchange in the hope that members of the Goodison Park hierarchy will be keen to re-sign the Belgian.

The burly midfielder shone in the blue shirt before following David Moyes to Old Trafford in a £27.5 move last summer, but has been largely disappointing ever since.

Louis van Gaal is believed to have told Fellaini that his future is secure for now – despite links with a move to Napoli in recent months – but rumours suggest that the Dutchman is open to shipping the versatile ace out as he plots his next batch of signings.

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