Everton midfielder urges Stamford Bridge club to make their move.
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has issued a ‘come and get me’ plea to Chelsea with the Stamford Bridge club reportedly ready to make a summer move.
Belgian international Fellaini was strongly linked with leaving Goodison Park in the January transfer window after it emerged that there is a £22million release clause in his contract at Everton.
Chelsea were among the interested parties as they look to bring in a long-term replacement for Frank Lampard, whose future remains unclear in west London, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City also considering a move.
But Fellaini has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to get his chequebook out and make a bid, telling The Sun: “If Chelsea want to sign me, then they need to come forward with a bid for me. I have heard about Chelsea’s interest but I’ve honestly not spoken to them.
“Every season I’ve been here, top clubs have been asking about me but, for now, I’m happy at Everton.”
However, Fellaini, who has three years left to run on his Goodison Park contract, admits a top-four finish for Everton and securing Champions League football could change his mind.
He added: “It might feel better to play Champions League football for Everton than Chelsea, as they gave me my debut in England.”
Fellaini would join his Belgian international team-mates Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea if the move did materialise.