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Manchester United latest: Fellaini hint, Strootman miss, and another Chilean?

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Manchester United may have been given a lift in their pursuit of Marouane Fellaini after a report in the Evening Standard stated the Belgian would prefer to join Manchester United rather than move to the Emirates. The midfielder's preference is based around the fact he is keen to stay in the North West of England and would like to carry on working under David Moyes. Neither United or Arsenal are yet to meet his £23.5 million release clause despite previous reports to the contrary.

The Red Devils have missed out on Kevin Strootman it has appeared, with the midfielder agreeing a €17 million switch to Roma. The Dutchman is due to fly to Italy this evening where he will undergo a medical on Wednesday.

Wayne Rooney is said to be upset by David Moyes comments about him playing second fiddle to Robin van Persie and still wants to quit Manchester United, according to reports this evening. The Mail report him as being 'angered and confused.'

Former Arsenal maestro Cesc Fabregas will not be signing for Manchester United,insists Tito Vilanova. The Barcelona coach has insisted that the midfielder has told him he intends to stay at the Spanish champions. The Star have this evening insisted that Manchester City and Chelsea would also be interested in signing him if he changed his mind and wanted to leave.

United remain interested in Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia, with reports claiming it would cost United €25 million to land the centre-back. Goal.com meanwhile claim United have made Ezequiel Garay a stunning £6 million annual salary offer as talks progress over the defender's signature.

The Red Devils have been linked with another Chilean, this time youth international Nicolas Castillo. The striker played alongside Angelo Henriquez at the under-20 World Cup, although his club Universidad Catolica have insisted there have been no bids for the starlet.

And finally, United misfit Bebe made his return last night in a reserve match which also featured Federico Macheda. He was substituted off after just 53 minutes against Club Brugges, with his replacement Tom Lawrence scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory.

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