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Manchester United resigned to defeat in transfer pursuit

Leighton BainesAll eyes are firmly fixed on our large projector screen here in the Football Transfer Tavern tonight as punters watch the final hours of the summer transfer window with much excitement and anticipation.

One group of supporters who are anxious to see their club complete some business today are Manchester United fans who want new boss David Moyes to add reinforcements to his current squad.

Now The Guardian report that Everton have rebuffed Manchester United’s latest attempt to bring Leighton Baines to Old Trafford with the Toffees holding out for at least £20 million for the England international.

It now appears that the former Wigan Athletic man will be remaining at Goodison Park until at least January with the player joining up with the England squad in Burton ahead of their match against European minnows Moldova on Friday.

Bill Kenwright is desperate to keep hold of the 29-year-old during the current transfer window and has already turned down two reported offers from former boss David Moyes for the left back with Roberto Martinez seeing him a key member of his side.

Everton look far more willing to sell Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini and reportedly have given United a price at which they will sell.

Wigan’s young midfielder James McCarthy has even been lined up in a £12 million deadline day swoop as Martinez seeks a direct replacement for the possible United signing.

Red Devils supporters in the tavern still remaining hopeful that a deal for the 25-year-old will be completed before the deadline passes tonight at 11pm.

Manchester United fans. Will the Fellaini and Ander Herrera deals go through before 11pm? Let us know your thoughts below.

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