club's press department that I would speak when it was my turn to speak to the press. Stories have been invented. I don't know why speculation grew even after everybody said they wanted me to stay."
08/08/2013: Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail claims United are “expected to formally submit a joint bid to Everton for Marouane Fellaini and left back Leighton Baines in the coming days”, but such an offer would reportedly not end the Reds’ interest in Cesc Fabregas.
08/08/2013: The Metro, that trusty public transport newspaper, today links United with Udinese forward Luis Muriel. The Colombian international is apparently top of David Moyes’ list of possible forward targets, with new chief scout Robbie Cooke pushing for the transfer to happen.
07/08/2013: Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has insisted Cesc Fabregas will spend the year at Camp Nou. "Fabregas is still our player and he will be with us for this season," he told As. The midfielder started the 7-1 mauling of a Thailand XI in his club's latest pre-season fixture.
07/08/2013: Everton manager Roberto Martinez has denied tabloid reports that United have tabled an offer for Marouane Fellaini. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the Spaniard said: “There are no bids. When you read that someone is interested in someone, it doesn't mean there is a bid on the table. Marouane has been working really hard. Leighton Baines has been working really hard for the team and that's all that matters.”
07/08/2013: The Mirror claims David Moyes has launched a bid for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, a move which has apparently ended any interest in Cesc Fabregas. The tabloid paper seems to believe the Reds will trigger a £23.5million buy-out clause that allows the Belgian to join a Champions League club this summer. However, writer John Cross speculates that “United’s valuation is