London duo tracking Everton forward.
Arsenal and Chelsea are battling it out for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini after it emerged the Belgian has a £22m release clause in his contract, reports the Metro.
Fellaini has been on impressive form this season for the Toffees, bagging 8 goals in 16 league appearances for David Moyes’ high-flying side.
The Belgian signed a five-year contract extension in 2011 and it has now emerged that it includes a hefty £22m buyout clause – putting Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Real Madrid on alert.
The 25-year-old stunned Toffees fans by admitting in August he could leave Goodison Park as soon as January, with Moyes reluctantly admitting that the Belgium international could be sold for the ‘right’ price.
Chelsea have long been keen on Fellaini as a direct replacement for veteran Frank Lampard but Arsenal are reportedly ready to make the big-haired star their record signing this month.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to add goals to his midfield and believes Fellaini’s power could perfectly complement Theo Walcott’s pace and finishing in a deadly front two.
While £22m would appear to represent good business but Everton paid £15m to Standard Liege for the player in 2008 and Moyes will likely be disappointed with the mark-up.
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