Everton FURY over Man Utd bid for star duo Fellaini, Baines

Everton are furious with Manchester United's £28 million offer for star pair Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.

Everton are furious with Manchester United's £28 million offer for star pair Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.

The Liverpool Echo says Everton have been left outraged after Manchester United made a farcical £16m bid for Fellaini – a fortnight after his £23.5m buy-out clause expired.

Goodison chiefs were rocked by the derisory offer for their Belgium international midfielder, and further incensed when Old Trafford officials also tried to include Baines in the package for a further £12m.

The shocking £28m approach by former boss David Moyes ’ new club, believed to have been designed to unsettle Everton’s prized duo, was swiftly and angrily rejected.

But United’s offer, which was made by chief executive Ed Woodward only 48 hours before the start of the new Premier League season, is understood to have left considerable bad feeling on Merseyside – especially given that Fellaini's true market value is widely considered to be in excess of the £23.5m clause in his contract which expired on July 31.

 
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