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Manchester United closing in on Fellaini signing

Fellaini was a key player for Moyes at Everton (©GettyImages)
Fellaini was a key player for Moyes at Everton (©GettyImages).

Manchester United and Everton have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marouane Fellaini, reports the Metro.

Fellaini will cost £20 million for the Premier League champions. However, the fee is expected to rise to £24m.

If the move materialises, the Belgian will become David Moyes' first marquee signing for Manchester United.

Moyes has previously failed in his pursuit to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Barcelona have rejected two bids from the Red Devils for the Spaniard, who is keen to stay at the Catalan club this summer.

United were also in the running to sign ex-Barcelona starlet Thiago Alcantara, who eventually joined Bayern Munich earlier this summer.

But after failing to land the Spanish duo, David Moyes turned his attention to his former star player and is now reportedly on the verge of landing Fellaini before the transfer window shuts on September 2.

The former Everton boss signed the 25-year-old in 2008 from Standard Liege for an initial fee of £15 million.

Manchester United are also keen to sign Fellaini's teammate Leighton Baines. The Old Trafford club were expected to make a joint bid of £35 million for the Everton pair but are now expected to make a separate bid for the English full back.

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Premier League
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Marouane Fellaini
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