Emirates Stadium side prepared to splash the cash to sign in-form midfielder.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to smash the club’s transfer record this summer as he sets his sights on Everton star Marouane Fellaini.
The 25 year old Toffees midfielder has been in excellent form thus far this season but stated his intention to leave Goodison Park earlier in the campaign during a interview with Belgian reporters. Fellaini was in hot water following those comments but hasn’t let speculation over his future affect his form.
Marouane Fellaini was publicly admonished by boss David Moyes over his violent altercations during Everton’s recent encounter with Stoke City, which led to further talk of a possible Everton exit. Now Wenger has identified the former Standard Liege man as his number one summer target.
The Gunners boss has earmarked a move to bring in Fellaini to act as much needed support for his front-line, a role the Everton man currently fills a similar spot behind Croatian Nikica Jelavic to good effect.
Fellaini will be all the more likely to push for an Everton exit in the summer if his Merseyside club have failed to secure a top four spot, with Moyes side battling Arsenal for a coveted Champions League berth after a superb start to the season that has seen the Toffees lose just twice all season.
Wenger is willing to offer up to £25m to land the attacking midfielder, a fee well in excess of the club record spend, and will hope that the chance to compete in the Champions League will act as incentive for Fellaini to push for a move to the North London club.
After seven years without silverware Arsene Wenger will look to make significant moves in the transfer market in order to improve his Arsenal squad.
The Frenchman will also look to offload a number of under performing bit-part players in order to boost funds available for big money additions with the likes of Andrei Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh, Johan Djourou, Nicklas Bendtner, Park Chu Young, Sebastien Squillaci, Andre Santos and Denilson all being made available for sale in January and summer transfer windows.
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