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Transfer Balls: Moyes says ‘disgusting’ Manchester United are trying to ‘destabilise’ Everton over Baines and Fellaini

by | 23rd, August 2013

TRANSFER Balls: How’s David Moyes getting on at Manchester United? Well, he’s after Everton’s best players. The BBC reports:

Everton have described Manchester United’s £28m joint bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines as “derisory and insulting”.

United have already seen a £12m bid of Baines rejected earlier in the summer. And Fellaini was reported to be worth in excess of £24m, once his buy-out clause expired (which it has, apparently).

“Those bids were rejected out of hand as derisory and insulting,” said director of communications Alan Myers.

Not too far back (August 2009), when Moyes was manager of Everton, Manchester City were after the club’s Joleon Lescott:

David Moyes’s irritation with Mark Hughes erupted again yesterday when he accused Manchester City of seeking to destabilise Everton with their “disgusting” pursuit of Joleon Lescott. He also insisted City’s handling of the transfer saga had destroyed any chance they had of signing the England international this summer…

Lescott signed for City, of course.

Moyes has complete control over transfer strategy at Everton and was therefore incensed…

“The dialogue has not taken place with Manchester City and Everton in the way that it is said to be. If it was, the dialogue would come to me,” he said. “There has been no contact with me. I’m the person here who makes the decisions. I’m in control of Everton Football Club. There has not been one call. It’s disappointing. We have got a player who we really value and we want to keep. We think the world of him and he can play two positions. We don’t want to lose him. Yet he is being continually put in a position like he is at this moment in time.

“The way it has been handled is disgusting and all it has done is disrupted our club.”

The Everton manager admits Lescott’s “head has been twisted” by the prospect of doubling his £40,000-a-week wage at City… Moyes is unhappy with the size of the bids from City and their timing..

Moyes believes City have refused to respect his stance on Lescott in the hope of destabilising Everton…

Such are the facts…



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