Man Utd pondering January bid for Fellaini – Monday’s Rumour Round-up

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Marouane Fellaini with a view to making a January bid for the Everton midfielder. Sir Alex Ferguson is a huge admirer of the Belgian international and a storming start to the new season, including an imperious display against the Red Devil’s, has sent him soaring to the top of the 70-year-old’s shopping list. Fellaini is rumoured to want out of Goodison Park and Toffees boss David Moyes admits he could leave but any potential suitors will have to wait until the New Year. Daily Mirror

Moyes eyes free agent Boruc – Everton boss David Moyes is lining up a shock move for goalkeeper Artur Boruc as he looks to provide competition for Tim Howard. Boruc is without a club after leaving Fiorentina and had a trial at the Toffees’ training complex at the weekend. Moyes will now ponder whether to sign the 32-year-old Poland international who spent five seasons with Celtic before moving to Italy. Ukrainian club FC Dnipro and Germany’s Werder Bremen are also interested in Boruc but it’s thought he prefers a move to Merseyside. Daily Mail

Spurs unlikely to match Moutinho price – Andre Villas-Boas will abandon any hope of signing Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho after it emerged that Tottenham won’t match his £24 million price tag. Spurs were close to bringing the Portugal international to White Hart Lane on deadline day before a deal fell through over personal terms but Villas-Boas hoped to resurrect the deal in January but could be thwarted by chairman Daniel Levy as he will look to try and negotiate a lower fee with Porto. Daily Mirror

Rose wants permanent Sunderland deal – Danny Rose is hoping to make his loan move to Sunderland permanent after making his debut for the club in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the weekend. England under-21 international Rose joined the Black Cats from Tottenham in the transfer window to replace Kieron Richardson following his move to Fulham. The 22-year-old is now hoping to impress manager Martin O’Neill enough to sign him on a permanent basis. Sporting Life

Premier League duo chase centre back – Everton and Manchester United are battling to sign Torino centre back Angelo Ogbonna following his call-up to the Italy squad. The 24-year-old is highly rated in his homeland and has caught the eye of both David Moyes and Sir Ales Ferguson with some impressive performances in Serie A although it’s thought he will cost in the region of £16 million.

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