Marouane Fellaini did not sacrifice a £4 million bonus to push through his move to Premier League champions Manchester United, according to an Everton spokesman.
Earlier reports had suggested that the Belgian international gave up his £4m loyalty bonus as the Red Devils were refusing to budge on their offer of £23.5m for the midfielder.
However now, Alan Myers, the Toffees' director of communications has said those suggestions are untrue.
Myers tweeted earlier and stated: "No Felli did NOT pay £4M of the transfer fee! The buying Club will pay £27.5M."
United made Fellaini their only major of the signing in David Moyes' first season as boss of the Old Trafford outfit.
And, Fellaini could make his debut at Old Trafford on September 14 when United take on Crystal Palace.
The Red Devils have had a tricky start to the season, picking up just four points in their opening three Premier League games.
The game could also see Wilfried Zaha feature against the team he helped gain promotion to England's elite division last season.