The Belgian national team have allowed Marouane Fellaini official leave so he can complete his move to Manchester United, reports the Independent.
Fellaini has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer. United manager David Moyes has pursued the midfielder making multiple bids for his former player.
It's understood that Belgium have allowed midfielder Marouane Fellaini to delay linking up with the national squad so that he can complete his move to Manchester United.
With the transfer window deadline looming, it's believed that a deal will be concluded later today.
Manchester United have made joint-bids for Fellaini and Leighton Baines that have been rejected by Everton. Moyes has failed to sign a big named player yet in this window and is desperate to strengthen his midfield.
United are concentrating on 25-year-old Fellaini in the hope that Everton will accept an offer for the Belgian.
According to BBC chief football writer Phil McNulty, talks between Everton and United are progressing.
McNulty stated this news on the BBC's transfer deadline day liveblog: "I'm told talks between Everton and Manchester United are progressing and this deal should now be concluded successfully before the deadline, as most of us have expected.
"It is understood Fellaini has been given permission to delay linking up with the Belgium squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Scotland and Croatia to enable him to complete the transfer - once it's all been agreed of course."
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