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Arsenal & Chelsea Linked With Fellaini Swoop

London duo Arsenal and Chelsea have been alerted to the news that Everton’s versatile midfielder Marouane Fellaini has a £22m release clause in his contract.

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, more on the future of Marouane Fellaini.


Arsenal and Chelsea have been alerted to the news that Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has a £22 million release clause in his contract, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims the giant Belgian signed a new five-year contract with the Toffees in 2011 but inserted a clause into the deal allowing him to leave for £22 million if a club who’ve qualified for the Champions League club comes in.

The Mail suggests that Chelsea and Arsenal are interested, with the European champions eyeing the 25-year-old as a potential replacement for Frank Lampard – who’s expected to leave at the end of the season – while Arsene Wenger is also said to be considering breaking the Gunners transfer record to land the Belgian international.

Fellaini moved to Goodison Park from Standard Liege in 2008 and has been a huge success for the Merseysiders during his 155 appearances. The 6ft 4inch attacker has been in superb form so far this season and scored his 9th goal of the campaign against Cheltenham on Monday night.

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His versatility would be a huge asset if he did make the move to either Stamford Bridge or the Emirates, with Fellaini capable of playing anywhere from defensive midfielder right up to centre forward.

I feel Fellaini would be a superb signing for any club but it would be a bitter blow to David Moyes hopes of a top-four finish this season if he was to lose him and while £22m may sound a lot, I think it would be something of a bargain in today’s market.

Would Arsenal and Chelsea fans like to see Fellaini at their club? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Famo

    January 9, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Do u tink dis man called wenger is alright?Pls i nid an answer

  2. Famo

    January 9, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Pointing at players u know u wont sign.wenger u r jst a crazy man

    • leeroysgooners

      January 9, 2013 at 10:46 am

      If u read the 1st paragraph it states according to the mail not Mr Wenger if all u gonna do is slag aw go support manure little boy…..

  3. dude

    January 9, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I think wenger will sign Fellaini’s ……. son lol

  4. Temitope olurin

    January 9, 2013 at 10:05 am

    If wenger sign him Nigeria will win word cup 2014

  5. Samuel Ademuwagun

    January 9, 2013 at 10:30 am

    All i could say is that wenger should leave this club a lone, we dont need him anymore, wenger wont sign i bet you, he should stop all these nonses i could remember in month of august we re about 2 sign the likes of MATA, SAHIN, BA, TIOTE, ESSIEN, FELLAINI, CAHIL, CABAYE, M’ VILLA, CAVANI we lost some of them to other clubs, we need pep Gaudiola as our arsenal coach, wenger, Boo.

    • micro

      January 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      He has a contract and you found him there, hired by the Arsenal board. By the way when you say we, who are you referring to? or you alone is a mob?

  6. Adewale

    January 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

    is better for chelsea to sngn him to replace landpard

  7. eleto lavezzi

    January 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Chelsea should sign willian nd shun fellaini

  8. Jude

    January 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Chelsea need Felaini 2 replace lampard…up Bluz….

  9. Ade David

    January 9, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I cant see Wenger signing Ronaldo or Messi for £22m talkless of Fellaini. He wants players of less than £5m that he will sell in a few years later at exorbitant prices thereby increase the share value of the owners and his own allowances.

  10. Medady Somili

    January 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Arsene Wenger should not be stunted minded just seeing other managers strengthening their teams without him doing anything.Let him do something which will make a happy manager by the end of the season.

  11. Medady Somili

    January 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Arsene Wenger must make sure he gets Marouane Fellaini & Alvaro Negredo.

  12. Michael kazanye

    January 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Wenger is tired and old minded we need a great thinker like pep Gadiola.

  13. Fred kush

    January 9, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Chelsea should sign alvado,fellaini,taison and sell the non-scoring striker called torres.

  14. Esholove

    January 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Chelsea must buy fellani and willian to replace lampard.

  15. Esholove

    January 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    €50million flop should be on substitute while his €7m brother play 90mins tonight at d bridge against swansea.

  16. Ayega

    January 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Fellain an ideal replacement for Lmps.

  17. nyajo kizito

    January 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Wenqer wenqer wenqer!!! I like this quy joor.hmm wot a coach.Abeq leave that business man to qo joor.chelsea1 vs swansea3 up qunaz

  18. Mozzad

    January 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

    If Arsene Wenger cannot sign 2 to 3 major players this jan transfer, the Board must sack him or we the fans will plan a boycutt or strike action. Without our support, Shareholders will not make the millions profits they r receiving. This season, Arsenal must win a trophy and must qualified for champion League space.

  19. Mozzad

    January 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

    The problem with Wenger is that share holders are pleased with their huge profit margins and do not want to know how the supporters and fans feel. how long can we condume this?

  20. Dat Pickin

    January 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    That wil be a gud signing in replacement of lamp8, i love dat guy, he play a very nice game @ fellanie

  21. badimaw

    January 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Wenger was an Economist, why he is arsenals FC couch ? IS that similar profation?

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