Fellaini would prefer to reunite with Moyes if the Belgian were to move.
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini will choose to join Manchester United and not Arsenal if the 25-year-old leaves Goodison Park this summer, reports the Evening Standard.
The Belgium international has been linked with a departure from the Toffees following another impressive season on Merseyside and with former boss David Moyes taking over at United, Old Trafford is Fellaini’s preferred destination.
It’s not only the presence of Moyes that would sway the Belgian’s decision as the midfielder already lives in Manchester and is settled in the north west of England.
Therefore making the upheaval and moving to north London would be less desirable for Fellaini, should both clubs decide to activate the Everton man’s £23.5m release clause.
Currently though both the Red Devils and the Gunners have turned their attention to other transfer priorities, with the Premier League champions making an offer for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas and Arsenal lining up a move for Luis Suarez of Liverpool.
Moyes is also having to deal with the ongoing Wayne Rooney saga, which has blown up in the last 24 hours following a shock bid from Chelsea for the 27-year-old.
However, once the dust has settled around Rooney – which is likely to see the forward playing away from Manchester – the Scot may have time to turn his attention back to Fellaini.
Midfield is a priority area for United to improve this summer following the retirement of Paul Scholes and the long-running fitness concerns of Darren Fletcher, meaning 11 goals and six assists last season would make Fellaini an attractive prospect.