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Marouane Fellaini’s Everton farewell seems more likely after head-butt
Despite signing a five-year contract last year, Fellaini was reliably reported to have told journalists in his own country last month that he wanted to move in January or at the end of the season. It should be said he subsequently denied the reports, but Chelsea and Paris St-Germain are among his prospective suitors, and having condemned the 25-year-old’s lack of discipline in no uncertain words, it may be Moyes will conclude the £30m transfer fee he would command is now worth taking.
David Moyes to publicly admonish Marouane Fellaini will not have gone unnoticed. Whilst the Belgian may well have committed some poor challenges in the match against Stoke City on the weekend the Everton boss probably didn’t need to add to the maelstrom that is now swirling around the Toffees midfielder and this source states that this may well lead to the 25 year old being on his way to the Goodison Park exit.
A lengthy ban is expected and as such could well have played his last game for Everton and a £30m offer from Chelsea or PSG may well be accepted and the former Standard Liege man has settled well in England as such may well prefer to remain in the Premier League over a big money move to the French capital.
Fellaini has had an excellent start to the campaign, scoring eight goals in 15 Premier League matches helping Everton to a solid showing and he is a player Moyes will be loathed to lose but Everton chairman Bill Kenwright may struggle to turn down any large offer for the powerful midfielder.
Chelsea could well feel they could do with a goal-scoring influence in the centre of their midfield and Fellaini could be an ideal player to succeed veteran Frank Lampard.
There is a great deal of creative forward thinking talent on the Chelsea flanks with Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Victor Moses all impressing this season but the central talents such as Ramires and John Obi Mikel are perhaps a little too rigid and Rafa Benitez hasn’t used new signing Oscar all that much.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich may well be ready to spend big in January and Fellaini is a proven Premier League talent well worth moving for.
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