David Moyes to lose one of his prized Goodison Park assets?
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Everton have placed a €25 million price tag on Marouane Fellaini after being notified of interest from Real Madrid, Goal.com UK can reveal.
The Spanish giants have registered an interest in the midfielder, who is also being targeted by Chelsea.
Fellaini was in outstanding form for the Merseysiders before his season was interrupted by an ankle ligament injury sustained against Sunderland at the end of last month that is likely to keep him out for the rest of the campaign.
Real already have central midfielders Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Lassana Diarra and Fernando Gago on their books but are believed to be keen on adding Fellaini to glittering array of talent at the Bernabeu. They have been told that it would take €25m to capture Everton’s prize asset
It is understood that Fellaini, who became Everton’s record signing when he moved from Standard Liege for an initial €17m in 2008, is attracted by the possibility of moving to a Champions League calibre club.
Big haired midfielder Marouane Fellaini took to life in the Premier League like the proverbial duck to water when he first arrived on Merseyside and whilst he has not been as explosive this term the Belgian international is still a hugely important player at the club but one wonders what the Toffees could do if a side the size of Real Madrid comes calling?
The 23 year old former Standard Liege man made an immediate impact since arriving in the summer of 2008, and his hustle and bustle style clearly lends itself well to the Premier League but apparently Jose Mourinho is keen on the rangy attack minded midfielder.
It is constant worry for Moyes that his best talent will be pinched by ‘bigger’ sides and it seems the Scot is forever trying to avoid the sale of his big names and indeed as well as Fellaini there are strong rumours linking Leighton Baines, Jack Rodwell and Seamus Coleman with exits and given that Wayne Rooney and Joleon Lescott left when Moyes tried his hardest to keep them, there would be a legitimate fear that the club could lose a big name or two this summer.