Everton reject Manchester United's ' derisory and insulting' £28m bid for Fellaini and Baines

Everton have described Manchester United’s join bid of £28million for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines as ‘derisory and insulting’.

It emerged on Monday that Everton had rejected a joint bid from United for Fellaini and Baines prior to Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Norwich.

Although exact details of the bid were not disclosed, it was reported that former Everton manager David Moyes had offered £16million for Fellaini and a further £12million for Baines.

The £16million bid for Fellaini is some way short of the £23.5million buy-out clause in the Belgium midfielder’s contract, which expired at the end of July, while the £12million offered for Baines matched the bid which was rejected by Everton in June.

Confirming the bids, Everton’s director of communications Alan Myers said: “Everton can confirm that it has received bids from Manchester United for two players. 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 anyway.”

United could make an improved offer for the pair with Moyes anxious to bring in some new faces before the September 2 deadline.