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Marouane Fellaini, Everton

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Premier League champions, Manchester United, won their first league match in grand style away against the Swans 4-1 under new manager, David Moyes who formerly was boss at Everton.

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Everton received a joint £28m bid from Man United for midfielder Marouane Fellaini and left-back Leighton Baines - two key players that Moyes wants to bring to Manchester.

"Everton can confirm that it has received bids from Manchester United for two players," was a statement from Everton management. "Those bids were immediately rejected out of hand as derisory and insulting.

"The club did not make public these details as it was vital Roberto Martinez's preparations for the opening game of the Premier League season were not disrupted in any way."

Baines and Fellaini were both in the Everton starting squad on Premier League Matchday 1 under new boss Roberto Martinez resulting in a 2-2 draw at Norwich.

Fellaini was signed by Moyes for Everton in 2008 for £15m, (£17.5m with add-ons) and United are in reality only offering around £16m for the player, and have previously had a £12m bid for Baines rejected.

According to reports, Fellaini's contract included a £23.5m release clause, but that expired at the end of July. Roberto Martinez is confident Marouane Fellaini will remain at Everton after revealing the Belgium international's buy-out clause expired on July 31.

"Marouane had a buy-out clause where it was very straightforward. If someone met that valuation, the club had no say," said Martinez.

"That finished on July 31 so you can imagine during that period everyone was a bit expectant about what would happen. Once that date went, you just focus on working for the next season.

"I'm not concerned at all at the moment.

"The window is open and until it closes you're going to get speculation, you're going to get a lot of talk, not just at Everton. It's the norm."

"They put something over and the valuation wasn't anywhere near the quality of Leighton Baines.