West London club have been pursuing Marouane Fellaini for quite some time now and you can understand just why they are so desperate to land Everton’s in-demand midfield player.
Belgium international could be about to swap Goodison Park for Stamford Bridge at the end of this season.
SOURCE: The Daily Star on Sunday
Ever since lanky Belgium international Marouane Fellaini’s proposed move to the Champions League winners Chelsea fell through in the recent January transfer window, the big-haired midfield player has just not quite been at the races for the Toffees.
Whether the two are related or if it is merely coincidence, the time appears right for the highly-skilled and versatile star to try out a new challenge in his career.
Fellaini joined Premier League outfit Everton in what was a club-record deal worth £15 million from Belgium first division side Standard Liege and has been a huge success at Goodison Park in the intervening years, and as a result, it is that kind of eye-catching form which has put on alert a whole host of potential big-name suitors from the top flight.
However, all along it has been the West London giants who have consistently shown the strongest interest in the Belgium, who the Daily Star believe has a buyout clause in his contract with Everton which states that any club who pays £22 million plus can have their man.
Everton are understood to be pushing for a figure closer to the £25m mark, and that would represent good business for both parties.
For Everton head coach David Moyes, he rids his squad of a potentially unsettled and unhappy player from the squad, while at the same time getting a large sum of cash with which to start undertaking a much-needed rebuilding project – although of course with Everton heavily in debt just how much of that £25m he would get for player recruitment is still very much open to debate.
And for the Blues, they would pick up one of the most effective and skilful players currently operating in the Premier League, a player who they really do not have anyone else similar to at present at the Bridge.