Emirates Stadium side ready to splash the cash to bring in ideal January addition.
England’s top clubs are on alert after reports emerged that Marouane Fellaini has a £22million buyout clause in his contract.
Holders Chelsea are at the front of the queue, along with Arsenal, who are considering loosening their purse strings.
Arsene Wenger needs to add some clout to his midfield and may make Fellaini his record signing.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
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As this source points out, Arsenal appear ready to ‘loosen’ their purse-strings and seem very ready and willing to make a move that would see Marouane Fellaini’s £22m release clause triggered. The big Belgian midfielder would surely be tempted by a move away from Goodison Park and could well feel that he could realise his true potential at the Emirates Stadium.
The Everton midfielder has a number of clubs ready to meet the details of the clause, inserted in a five-year contract in 2011, which can only be triggered by a club who play in the Champions League.
The 25 year old is into his fifth season on Merseyside and is arguably in the best form of his career to date, netting nine goals this term to help David Moyes side to mount a genuine push for a Champions League berth.
The powerful midfielder could be an ideal signing to both aid the lack of steel in Arsene Wenger’s first team whilst also adding a new goal threat. The Everton man could be used in a role that bridges midfield and attack and the former Standard Liege man’s proven Premier League record must also tick another box in the Arsenal manager’s plus column.
Another big plus is the fact that Fellaini could take part in Champions League action this term and is arguably worth more than the £22m it would take to capture the Toffees star.
Arsenal could do with a strong midfield presence to help protect their more creative talents, a fact that is borne out by the number of injuries suffered by the club’s flair players. Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky have all spent time out with serious knocks over the past few seasons.
Chelsea’s interest may also be a factor but arguably Fellaini could struggle to fit so swiftly in the Blues first team given the summer purchases the West London side made.
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