Manchester United boss turns attentions to Belgian ace

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United manager David Moyes has launched a bid for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to the Daily Mirror.

The bid is set to signal the end of the club’s pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, after United were continually told by the Catalan giants that the former Arsenal captain was not for sale.

Now Moyes has returned to his former club Everton as his search for a new midfielder continues, although the sticking point looks to be the Belgian’s release clause of £23.5million.

United do not want to pay that much for Fellaini’s services, and are hoping to sign the midfielder for a smaller fee.

It has proved a difficult summer for United so far, with Moyes still awaiting his first marquee signing as manager since taking over last month.

The club have already missed out on midfielder Thiago Alcantara who opted to join Bayern Munich, and saw two official bids rejected for Fabregas.

With fans growing impatient, it seems Moyes is going for the safe option of attempting to sign his former player, although Arsenal are also said to be keen.

Fellaini is keen on a move to Old Trafford that would allow him the opportunity to be reunited with Moyes, while playing Champions League football.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is adamant he does not want to sell the Belgian however, and will hold out for the largest possible transfer fee.

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