Report: Moyes wants Fellaini at Sunderland but Manchester United's stance makes January move unlikely

Sunderland manager David Moyes

West Ham United have been linked with Fellaini on loan, but Sunderland are also keen according to the Daily Mail.

West Ham United may not be the only club chasing Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini this winter.

According to the Daily Mail, Sunderland boss David Moyes is keen on the Belgian midfielder, whom he signed for previous clubs Everton and United.

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The Hammers were linked with Fellaini on loan by the London Evening Standard on Tuesday, however, the Daily Mail reports that Jose Mourinho's side are only willing to sanction a permanent move.

The Red Devils' asking price is said to be around the £20 million, which, if true, would almost certainly put paid to Sunderland's chances.

The report claims that Moyes is restricted by the Black Cats' January budget, with relegation to the Championship a strong possibility as things stand.

Sunderland manager David Moyes

Were Sunderland to remain in the Premier League, however, the Scot's chances of a third Fellaini link-up would perhaps be greater as the 29-year-old enters the final 12 months of his deal.

The pair enjoyed a successful working relationship at Everton, prompting Moyes to make the former Standard Liege player his first major signing at Old Trafford.

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