Manchester United prepare player-plus-cash offer for Seamus Coleman

Marouane Fellaini and Seamus Coleman could swap clubs. (©GettyImages)

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Manchester United are ready to offer Everton the chance to re-sign Marouane Fellaini as they look to beat Chelsea to the signature of Seamus Coleman. (The Metro)

The Toffees full-back has been heavily linked with a move away from Goodison Park with reports over the weekend suggesting that Jose Mourinho was keen to lure the £20m player to Stamford Bridge.

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It was also alleged that Coleman has privately told friends he would prefer to move to Old Trafford, prompting Louis van Gaal to step up interest in the Republic of Ireland international.

Fellaini left Merseyside last summer, following former manager David Moyes to Manchester, but has failed to make a positive impression during his first 12 months with the Red Devils.

Now the Belgian could be offered as bait if Van Gaal decides to move for Coleman, with the Guardian suggesting that a player-plus-cash offer is being readied in the future.

Manchester United gossip:

Manchester United have a genuine chance of bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in a transfer worth a reported £79 million, but Real Madrid won't allow that deal to become a reality until 2016 at the very earliest. (Sky Sports)

That is according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, who believes Ronaldo would love the chance to play for United again before he retires but has absolutely no chance of making that happen either in January or next summer.

Manchester United’s absence from the Champions League and their early departure from the Capital One Cup this season has led the club to explore the possibility of playing lucrative mid-week friendlies in the Middle East. (The Guardian)

Red Devils chiefs are considering using this unprecedented amount of free time to make up for the loss in revenue that has come as a result of missing out on European football.

Robin van Persie has revealed how Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is asking first-team stars to get involved in 'the project' as he looks to reverse the club's fortunes. (The Express)

The Dutch striker admits the approach is demanding on the Red Devils players, but is adamant that it will bring success back to Old Trafford.

Phil Jones looks set to ease Manchester United's defensive worries by returning to training ahead of their crunch game against Everton this weekend. (The Express)

The centre-back has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury on international duty with England, but could provide Louis van Gaal with a timely boost ahead of Saturday's home clash.

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