Date: 19th August 2013 at 8:41am
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Baines and Fellaini

According to Greg O’Keffe of the Echo, have rejected a £28m joint bid for and Leighton Baines.

United’s interest in both players is well know but after publicly attempting to sign Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas, it appears the club have taken a more quiet approach in trying to secure the pair’s signatures.

O’Keffe claims were left outraged after bid just £16m for Belgian midfielder Fellaini, just weeks after a buyout clause in his contract would have seen him leave for £23.5m and to make matter worse tried to also snap Baines up for an extra £12m.

It is believed that the £28m move, was made 48 hours before the Premier League kicked off and was designed to unsettle the pair, leaving ill feeling at Goodison Park towards especially as they value Fellaini at higher than the £23.5m that was written into his contract and United had claimed the £12m move they made for Baines in July would be their final attempt to sign the left back.

have made a point of stating they are looking to keep both players, and this derisory bid will only strengthen their resolve so if were to wrestle them from Goodison Park it would take a fee significantly higher than the report £28m that United offered.

With having missed out on prior targets and the transfer window closing in a matter of weeks, United will need to up their offer if they are to get to play ball here.