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Everton celebrate Fellaini’s expired release clause

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez has admitted that he celebrated on July 31st after star player Marouane Fellani’s release clause expired.

The club had previously refused to make any comment over speculation that there was a deadline in the Belgian’s contract, which stipulated that if a bid of £22million was received, it would activate a clause in his contract and a deal could be concluded.                                    

The 25-year-old midfield star was reportedly a target for Premier League giants such as the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, although the Merseyside club say that no bid was received for the player.

Martinez told the BBC: "As you can imagine, for a manager that gives you a real sense of celebration when that day arrives.

‘I don’t think I am giving away anything that nobody knows. It’s well documented that Marouanes contract has a clause – that clause expired on 31 July."

Fellaini signed from Belgian side Standard Liege in 2008, and more recently penned a five-year deal to keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.

Martinez added: "We are focussing on the league. You are not going to stop the speculation; if there are any players coming in or going out the fans will be first to know.

"But we are in a position where I don’t mind to have other clubs looking at my players because that means that they are doing good things.’

So it looks as if Everton are keeping one of their prized assets - although will they keep their other stars?

Feel free to comment below, are you an Everton fan and pleased about keeping Fellaini? Or were you hoping your club would sign the Belgian star and are now disappointed?

 

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