Emirates Stadium side seemingly desperate to land at least one ‘big buy’.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to make the £24m bid necessary to trigger Marouane Fellaini’s release clause as the North London club’s pursuit of Real Madrid ace Gonzalo Higuain appears to stutter.
The Daily Star state that the Gunners are ‘comfortable’ with the Everton midfielder’s release clause and will make a move for the 25 year old in due course.
Wenger appears to have no qualms about the prospect of ‘splashing the cash’ and just seems to want to get on with it as moves for countless top targets seem to stumble along, the latest of which being a seemingly unlikely move to bring in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Roberto Martinez may struggle to keep hold of Fellaini, and left-back Leighton Baines, but the Goodison Park side certainly appear to have no intention of allowing the Belgian international to leave for a penny less than they have to and any concrete offer from Arsenal will surely result in a number of other sides making their interest in the midfield powerhouse known.
Fellaini may be seen as an ideal player to connect Arsenal’s midfield and attack and could be used alongside former team-mate Mikel Arteta and youngster Jack Wilshere.
The Everton man has the physical presence and desire needed to operate in a more defensive role and the player has himself stated that this is a position he may gravitate towards as his career progresses, though clearly having scored a dozen goals in all competitions last season the Toffees star is more than capable of making an impact going forward.