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Arsenal transfer target could stay at Everton

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Fellaini has been linked to several Premier League clubs (©GettyImages)
Fellaini has been linked to several Premier League clubs (©GettyImages).

Despite reported interest from several clubs, Everton have yet to receive any bids for Marouane Fellaini, according to reports on ESPN.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright acknowledged earlier this month that a £24m release clause in Fellaini’s contract would make it difficult to resist approaches from any of the top European clubs.

However, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, who have all been linked with the Belgium international, are yet to submit official bids.

Both Kenwright and new Everton manager Roberto Martinez have since indicated that they believe they can convince the 25-year-old to stay at Goodison Park.

Earlier this month, Martinez told reporters that he was relaxed about the speculation surrounding Fellaini, who arrived in the Premier League from Standard Liege for £15m in 2008, commenting: “I don’t think it’s an issue at all with Marouane.”

The former Wigan boss, who is not believed to have changed his position, added at the time: “Transfer speculation is unstoppable when you have been as successful as Everton. You will always get other teams who admire and want to take best players.

"That’s normal and happens everywhere. It happens at Real Madrid, at Manchester United and Everton. So there’s nothing we have to speak about.”

Recent reports that Arsenal had triggered the release clause in Fellaini’s contract were premature, although a bit from the Emirates Stadium could still materialise.

Manchester United manager David Moyes, who brought the midfielder to Everton in his time at the club, is also understood to be weighing up a move.

 

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