Manchester United’s move for Everton midfielder could be threatened by Arsenal, as the Gunners are preparing to join the fray.
David Moyes had a £28million bid for both Fellaini and Leighton Baines rejected as “derisory” by Everton and now they risk losing out to the Emirates Stadium outfit, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Arsene Wenger is under pressure to spend before the transfer window closes on September 2, after a disastrous loss to Aston Villa on the first day of the Premier League season.
The Arsenal boss on the lookout for a central midfielder, demonstrated in the Gunners recent bid for Newcastle United star Yohan Cabaye, and the report claims Everton’s failure to say Fellaini is not for sale when rejecting the bid out of Old Trafford has put the Londoners on alert.
Moyes is also on the lookout for more bodies in the middle of the park and the Manchester United boss will be hoping to exploit his connection with Fellaini, having been the man that took him to Everton from Standard Liege in 2008.
Fellaini had a £23million buy-out clause in his contract that has now expired, as no club were willing to meet it, and the report claims Manchester United or Arsenal may find success with a bid in the region of £20million.