Belgian midfielder looking to secure move to the Emirates Stadium.
Everton’s Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini is keen to secure a move to Arsenal according to The Mirror.
Fellaini seems certain to leave Goodison Park this summer after stating his desire to move to one of Europe’s top clubs last season.
The likelihood of him leaving has been increased since the departure of former Everton boss David Moyes, who has taken over from the retired Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
It had been expected that Fellaini might follow Moyes to United but it appears that Scottish manager has identified alternative midfield targets.
That could pave the way for a move to Arsenal but it is being reported that manager Arsene Wenger is reluctant to meet the player’s release fee clause.
Everton will allegedly be forced to allow Fellaini to begin talks with other clubs should they receive an offer in excess of £23 million but the club insist that they have so far failed to receive a single bid for the player.
That comes despite Arsenal chief Ivan Gazdis insisting that the club will splash the cash over the coming months as they look to re-establish themselves as a side capable of competing for the Premier League title.
Gazidis insisted Wenger was ready to spend, saying ‘he is not scared to spend money, but he has to believe he is a getting a top-class player.’