Everton have confirmed that midfielder Marouane Fellaini has left Goodison Park for Manchester United in last-minute deal worth GBP 27.5 million.
United were unable to secure a late move for Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera but manager David Moyes secured one of his targets by raiding his former club for Fellaini.
The Belgium international had been linked with the Red Devils throughout the summer and the move will come as a relief to Moyes who admitted that he wanted to bolster his midfield.
Everton were extremely busy in the last minutes, tying up deals for Romelu Lukaku, Gareth Barry and James McCarthy.
A statement on Everton's official website read, "Everton have agreed deals which will see three new faces arrive at Goodison Park, with two players departing the Blues.
"Marouane Fellaini has moved to Manchester United for a £27.5m fee, with Victor Anichebe heading to West Brom for a fee which could rise to £6m.
"Coming into Goodison are James McCarthy for £13m on a long term deal and a pair of season long loan deals for Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry."