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Manchester United continue to struggle in transfer window

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Manchester United's misery in the summer transfer window continues following Everton rejected of a combined £28million bid for pairing Leighton Baines and Maourane Fellaini.

United have been frustrated this summer after loosing out on big-name signings that include Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara, Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas and Real Madrid's Luka Modric. 

And now the former Everton manager is looking to his former players and the Old Trafford club look to bolster their squad in a bid to retain the Premier League title.

The bid can be broken down into two parts, £12million for Leighton Baines and £16million for Marouane Fellaini, which has been called as an 'insult' by many Toffee fans.

Whilst this is decent money it seems strange that United would bid so low, knowing for a fact it would get rejected. Perhaps they were just hoping for a bargain or trying to get a better idea of what Everton want for the pair.

Although Manchester United had a £14million offer for Baines rejected earlier in the transfer window so now to come in with a £12million bid could be seen as disrespectful. Fellaini's old release clause was at around £24million so to bid £8million below is also going nowhere to getting accepted.

Personally I don't believe Everton will let the pair go for between £50-70 million, looking at what Tottenham and Liverpool are doing with Bale and Suarez.

If Everton were to accept the money of between £50-70 million then Everton will look to rumoured targets and replacements Axel Witsel from Zenit St.Petersburg, former Liverpool player Momo Sissoko from PSG and James McCarthy from Wigan could all come in as replacements for Fellaini.

Whilst only former player Joleon Lescott has been linked to replace Baines, and Lescott isn't normally a fullback.

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