Everton are seething after their former manager David Moyes made an improved £38million double bid to take Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines to Manchester United. Moyes increased his previous package for the pair - which was condemned as "insulting and derisory" by the Toffees - by £8million. The Goodison club have yet to reject this fresh move for midfielder Fellaini and England left-back Baines - and insiders have predicted they WILL sell Fellaini before the weekend. Everton who insist Baines is not for sale and deny he's asked to go want champions United to specify the value they are placing on Fellaini alone. That's because Robert Martinez Moyes' successor is willing to sell him for £25m either guaranteed or including 'makeable' extras. Martinez needs to agree a Fellaini fee fast as Tottenham and Newcastle have now contacted Wigan about James McCarthy - Everton's top choice as a replacement for the Belgian. The Everton boss wants to pay his previous employers just £12m plus extras for McCarthy who he signed and brought through the ranks. But Latics want £15m in a deal potentially rising in value to £20m.
Manchester United raise transfer offer for Fellaini and Baines to £38m
Daily Mirror | Aug 29