Date: 25th July 2013 at 7:50am
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D-day looms to midfielder.

United have until the end of the month to make a decision over alleged target Marouane Fellaini according to reports. The Everton midfielder’s buyout clause runs out next week, meaning if the Reds don’t want to pay over the odds then they need to act fast. 

The Sun notes:

David Moyes has a week to decide whether to sign Marouane Fellaini.
The Everton star has a buyout clause of £22million — but that only stands until July 31.
Then Moyes’ old club will be able to name their price and it will undoubtedly go up.
Manchester United manager Moyes has been knocked back once by Everton this summer after making a £12m bid for left-back Leighton Baines.
Now he is concentrating on getting midfield ace Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.
That is looking a forlorn hope with two bids being turned down — including a club-record £31m offer.
United are now considering one more bid of £35m.

Personally I’d rather we didn’t bother with Fellaini as yes he may be a tough individual who can mix it up and also grab goals but is he really a United player? The ungainly midfielder looks more suited to a side like Everton and as Phil Jones proved at Old Trafford, he can be nullified against a decent midfielder. If United don’t sign Fabregas though, it may be Fellaini or bust for Moyes…..

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3 responses to “Report: ‘United Have One Week To Sign Midfielder’”

  1. jt says:

    utd have to get both cus carrick is getting old and please secure bale cus nani might be leavin and zaha has more to learn

  2. dave - Chorlton says:

    although the season is a few weeks off I think a certain someone would call this a pre season “squeaky bum” time…..I hope not but I think the problem lies with Ed Woodward who does not have the experience of Gill to go to big clubs boards and negotiate etc. I hope I am proved wrong but it is a little worrying right now if we are putting all efforts into Fabregas….and plan B is Fellaini!

  3. PC says:

    Fellaini would be huge for Man U. Im a blue so hope he stays. But Man U would be a force with him in midfield. I’d snap him up for a pissy 23m! We’ve been quoted £20m for fucking James McCarthy from Wigan. Err, no. I hope not.