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Everton line up Fernando as Fellaini replacement

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Everton have agreed a deal worth £15 million to sign Porto midfielder Fernando - a move which may signal Marouane Fellaini's departure from Goodison Park, according to the Daily Mail.

It is understood that Toffees boss Roberto Martinez was holding out on signing the 6ft Brazilian before considering any sale of Fellaini.

The defensive midfielder had a €30 million buyout clause, but with only a year left on his contract Everton have negotiated a cut-price deal.

Having signed for Porto in 2007, Fernando has become a key part of the team winning four league titles, two Portuguese Cups and the Europa League while at the club.

He is regarded as one of the better imports into the Portuguese league over recent years.

The 26-year-old, nicknamed the Octopus, has two goals in 117 appearances for the Portuguese champions as well as being previously capped by the Brazil under-20s side.

Martinez will continue in his bid to bring in James McCarthy from his former side Wigan Athletic but Manchester United fans could now see the arrival of Fellaini before the transfer window closes.

The Belgian has been pursued by his former boss David Moyes to bolster the United midfield, with Leighton Baines also still a target for the Premier League Champions.

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