According to reporter John Cross of the Daily Mirror Manchester United have given up in their effort to sign Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas, and have turned their attention towards Everton’s Marouane Fellaini.
New manager David Moyes, has been looking for a player to come into his aging midfield, and feels like the Champions League hunger Belgium international Fellaini fort the bill.
Failing to sign Fabregas Moyes has now returned to his old club Everton in an attempt to sign a player he knows very well.
Everton have a £23.5 million buyout clause attached to Fellaini’s contract that allows him to move to a club that are going to be playing in the Champions League.
Even though Moyes is desperate to strengthen his centre of the field United do not agree on Everton valuation of one of their top players.
Moyes had also lost out on his other midfield target Thiago Alcantara who chose Bayern Munich over the Red Devils.
Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger is also interested in the tall Belgium, but again it is the value that Everton have put on him that is the stalling point.
If Everton hold firm on their asking price they just might be able to hold onto Fellaini for another season, and hope that his value will increase following the World Cup next summer where the Belgium team is expected to do well.