Manchester United are believed to have had a £20m bid for Marouane Fellaini accepted by Everton according to reports.

The deal is currently unconfirmed by either club but is thought to be worth an initial fee of £20m which will rise to £24m.

Former Everton boss David Moyes has been keen on both Fellaini and left-back Leighton Baines following him to Manchester United from Goodison Park all summer but infuriated bosses at his old club with a joint bid of £28m last week.

The offer was labelled ‘derisory’ by the Merseyside club and it now appears Moyes has returned with a single offer for midfielder Fellaini.

United have already seen interest in Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara fail this summer as he looks to bolster his squad for the defence of their Premier League title.