Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini wants to join Arsenal this summer and become one of their highest-paid players as the Belgium eyes a way out of Goodison Park, according to the Daily Mail.

The powerful midfielder was superb for the Toffees last season and his impressive performances caught the eye of both Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea.

There was further speculation about his future once David Moyes took over as Manchester United boss, with many people suggesting that he could join his former manager at Old Trafford, but it now looks like he has set his heart on a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Fellaini would be Arsenal's second signing of the summer as it looks like they are just days away from capturing the signing of Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain in a £22m deal that could see him earn up to £150k-a-week, which would make him the club's highest-paid player.

It is thought Arsene Wenger is adamant that he wants to improve his side's midfield and he believes Fellaini would be the perfect signing for the club.

However, Everton are wanting offers of around £23m, which is the player's release clause in his contract and this high asking price might put the Frenchman off making a formal bid.

Not only would Wenger and Arsenal have to spend up to £23m on the Belgian, they would also have to offer him over £100k-a-week as the 25-year-old is wanting to join the likes of Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski in earning over £100k.

Fellaini is currently paid £75k-a-week at Goodison Park, but he wants to take the next step in football and compete at the highest level.


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