Fellaini hands in transfer request and heads for Manchester United.

Fellaini

Fellaini has last minute talks with Roberto Martinez before heading off to Manchester as his transfer to Old Trafford becomes a race against the clock.

It seems as though only time will determine the fate of Marouane Fellaini after it was revealed that the Belgian international has handed in a last-gasp transfer request to Everton following a meeting at the club’s training ground with Roberto Martinez.

The question is however, has he left it too late to push through a move or is it just a clever piece of marketing by Everton to make it look like he wants to leave, when a deal is already in place?

The fact that the player has stated his desire to move to Manchester United from the Toffees does not mean that the deal will be done however as it is dependent on Everton getting in a replacement.

It is believed that the Merseyside team have verbally agreed to a £24m bid from the Red Devils for the former Standard Liege player who has become a fan favourite at Goodison Park.

Both Fellaini and Martinez met with other board members at the club’s Finch Farm training base on Monday evening before leaving shortly before 8pm, believed to be on the way to Manchester United's training ground, but United will now have to complete a deal before the 11pm deadline.

The Belgian FA confirmed earlier on Monday that the midfielder had been given permission to delay meeting with his national team ahead of their clash with Scotland on Friday, a move which will allow him more time to complete a move to Old Trafford.

United boss David Moyes who was Fellaini’s old boss at Everton is believed to have lodged a bid in the region of £40m with Real Madrid for Sami Khedira, which they have turned down.

Moyes is also keen on securing a move for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera but it remains to be seen if club officials can push through the deals before 11pm.

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