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Chelsea to Launch £30m Bid to Sign Everton Midfielder Marouane Fellaini

Goodison Park man on Stamford Bridge radar.

Chelsea are set to test Everton’s resolve about hanging on to Marouane Fellaini, with a £30million bid for the Belgian.

Fellaini has been chastised by David Moyes for comments made last week about the possibility of him leaving Goodison Park before the start of next season.

But significantly, the Everton manager admitted the player could be vulnerable if the right offer came along.

‘I won’t say there’s no chance in the next window because everybody is available throughout the world if the offer is right,’ Moyes said.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

It does appear that Marouane Fellaini is engineering a Toffees exit, in a none too subtle manner to boot, and Chelsea are seemingly ready to make a big money offer for the Everton midfielder.

Having stated his intention to leave Goodison Park in the near future David Moyes will now have to balance the need to keep such a crucial player against the possibility of being stuck with an unhappy player. One would imagine that if the Blues did offer as much as £30m then chairman Bill Kenwright will surely consider selling.

The Merseyside club are run on a shoestring budget and usually have to offload a player to balance the books and already sold youngster Jack Rodwell to Man City this summer.

Chelsea spent over £80m this summer to bring in top quality youngsters including Eden Hazard, Marko Marin, Oscar and Victor Moses to name just four of those who arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer.

One wonders quite where Roberto Di Matteo would fit the big Belgian in his congested midfield though he would perhaps see the attack minded midfielder fit in as a long term replacement for Frank Lampard.

Fellaini has made 140 appearances for Everton since his £15m move from Standard Liege in the summer of 2008, scoring 22 goals in the process.

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