Former Toffees boss David Moyes is keen to sign both players.
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard says Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini are unfazed by the interest shown in them by Manchester United.
The Toffees reportedly turned down an initial combined £28 million offer – described as “derisory and insulting” – for the duo from former boss David Moyes as he bids to bolster the ranks at Old Trafford after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson in the dugout.
Moyes is yet to make a senior signing for the Red Devils this summer and is expected to return to with a second bid in an effort to prise Baines and Fellaini away from the Merseyside club before the transfer deadline.
In light of Yohan Cabaye’s reported refusal to play for Newcastle after a bid from Arsenal, ex-United goalkeeper Howard praised both players for their continued dedication to the cause at Goodison Park while their future continues to be shrouded in uncertainty.
“To be fair to Felli and Baines, you look at some other clubs and they have got some idiots,” Howard told Four Four Two.
“A team becomes interested in them and they don’t turn up for training.
“That’s not these guys. They work every day as if their life depended on it.”
Baines and Fellaini both featured for Everton in the 0-0 home draw against West Brom on Saturday with the Belgium midfielder going close to breaking the deadlock in the second half when he hit the post.