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Manchester United haven’t bid for Marouane Fellaini

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has insisted there have been no bids for Manchester United target Marouane Fellaini.

Reports this week suggested that the Old Trafford outfit were close to completing a deal for the Belgium international after giving up the chase for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Manchester United manager David Moyes was the man that took Fellaini to Everton from Standard Liege in 2008 and is keen for the pair to be reunited at the Premier League champions.

Martinez insisted that the Goodison Park club had received no offers for the 25-year-old, nor Leighton Baines – another Manchester United target.

“There are no bids. When you read that someone is interested in someone, it doesn't mean there is a bid on the table,” he told the official website.

Martinez claimed he was not worried about media reports linking the pair with moves away, as it was normal for this time in the season and he was impressed with the work rate of both players.

Manchester United’s reported interest in signing Fellaini would indicate they have finally given up in trying to sign former Arsenal captain Fabregas.

Moyes admitted publicly they had made two bids but they were rejected by Barcelona and the Spain international is expected to pledge his commitment to the Camp Nou club this week.

Felliaini reportedly had a clause in his contract come to an end last week that stipulated he could leave for a Champions League club if they bid £23million for him.

However, Metro reports that missing out on this clause will see Everton raise their asking price to £28million.

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