Marouane Fellaini wants to quit Everton for Manchester United before his price tag gets even higher next year.

The Belgium midfielder is currently valued at more than £23million by Everton who rejected a joint bid for Fellaini and Leighton Baines of £28m at the start of the week.

With Everton unwilling to sell to their old manager David Moyes United face a fight to land their first major transfer of the summer.

However Sportsmail understands that Fellaini is keen to be given his chance at a really top club before next summer’s World Cup has a potential impact on his value.

Belgium are expected to qualify for next summer’s tournament and a talented team including Barclays Premier League stars Fellaini Eden Hazard and Vincent Kompany are already being tipped to do well.
Fellaini fears that a successful summer could push his price tag up even higher and that it would be best for his career if he left Goodison Park this time round.

The 25-year-old has been at Everton for five years and feels he has given the club good service. He doesn’t want to make things difficult for new Everton manager Roberto Martinez and at this stage it is unlikely that there will be a formal transfer request.