Last Updated: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:31
Manchester United have reportedly agreed a fee in the region of £24million with Everton for midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
The Red Devils have been linked with a move for the Belgian all summer, with new boss David Moyes knowing all about the player from his time in charge at Goodison Park.
The 25-year-old had a £23.5million release clause in his contract that lapsed as the start of August, with United then launching a £26million joint bid for Fellaini and Toffees team-mate Leighton Baines soon after.
Despite that bid being swiftly rejected they remain keen on the pair, but have been advised by Everton to make separate bids.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez is reluctant to sell either player but concedes that should the right offer come in he will be forced to sell, particularly when it comes to Fellaini.
Fresh reports on Monday suggest that terms have finally been agreed over the transfer of the former Standard Liege star with the fee rumoured to be £24million.
The player will now discuss personal terms with the Old Trafford club, though the deal may not be rubber-stamped until Everton have signed a replacement, with Wigan's James McCarthy high on their wanted list.
Moyes remains keen to sign England full-back Baines but no deal appears to have been agreed as yet.
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