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Arsenal Steal March On Rivals After Triggering £22m Fellaini Release Clause

Arsenal have stolen a march on Chelsea and Manchester United after triggering Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s £22m release clause, according to ESPN.

With the summer transfer window set to open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal make their move for Marouane Fellaini.


Arsenal have stolen a march on Chelsea and Manchester United after triggering Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s £22m release clause, according to ESPN.

The report claims the giant Belgian can leave the Toffees this summer if a bid of £22m comes in from a team qualified in next seasons Champions League, or £24m for teams that finished outside the top four.

Fellaini enjoyed an excellent start to last season but saw his relationship with the Everton fans called into question after he was booed off the pitch following a below par display against Wigan in the FA Cup.

ESPN claim he’s been linked with Chelsea in recent months while a move to champions United has also been touted following the arrival of former Everton boss David Moyes at Old Trafford, but it seems the Gunners have made the first move by triggering his release clause opening up the possibility of a switch to the Emirates this summer.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright confirmed the existence of a clause in Fellaini’s contract but claims that while the player insisted on the trigger being written into his contract, he’s not given him any reason to feel he wants a move this summer.

“Fellaini insisted on [the clause]. I have to say he has given me every indication he doesn’t want to go.” Kenwright is quoted as saying by ESPN.

Arsenal are being linked with a whole host of big names this summer with ESPN suggesting boss Arsene Wenger is ready to spend after being given up to £100m to splash this summer and it seems there is a real possibility they could land Fellaini.

As well as several media reports claiming the north Londoners have triggered his release clause, Sky Sports have also confirmed that the odds for Fellaini to join Arsenal have been slashed considerably over the past few days, and we know the bookies don’t often get things wrong!

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What do Arsenal fans think; would you like Fellaini to join the club? Would Chelsea and United fans be disappointed to miss out? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Mpokosho Jolamu

    June 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Pls Mr Wenger sign him quickry that’s kind of player ARSENAL need to challenge the TROPHIES

  2. solo

    June 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Pls mr. Wenger we ar more dan ur xpetation ok? u d pick out beta,beta players 4 d oda coaches 2 buy why nah? If u disappoint us dis season God in heven will diappoint u i said it. Fellani gud nd wit 1 giant stricker 2 rescue us 4rm dis same pls we fans ar nt sameless tynz like u nd d@ ur stupid Gazidi ok?

  3. Timothy

    June 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I need him but i dnt like him

  4. obinna

    June 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Plz wenger should sign players nd to discouver them 4 other coaches 2 sign

  5. Ibro

    June 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Cmon we need him,,grab him 4 us nd also Higuain or Lewandowsky

  6. Ibro

    June 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Cmon we need him,,grab him 4 us nd also Higuain or Lewandowsky or Rooney. Infact let’s get Rooney

  7. gbengah omiyemi

    June 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    A good player is what we want,we want fellaini +Rooney and one defencive midfilder+ one defender aLl so. All this are not up to a £100. Pls Mr professor of ecconomics of sport (Mr Arsene Wenger). Make your other as Mr Ivan Gazidi said. U should metion the name of players that you want….. Pls for christ same Make a list

  8. Mhyke

    June 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    @gbenga, what is fellaini’s position? You are funny

  9. Akusunny

    June 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    pls wee need fellani rooney benteke willians migolet thanx

  10. Paul Businge

    June 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    How i wish Wenger could focus on Fellaini and Benteke before thinking of rejects like David Villa, Higuine, Rooney etc. Fellaini would make us forget Song and Diaby one of the biggest flops in our team. We need also a complete attacking left winger. if not give Rio Myich a chance.

  11. t boy

    June 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    We really need them and replace sagna 2 and 1 striker sharp that is our problem in gunner please wenger do that you will win throphy if you do that

  12. Dada Oluwasola

    June 8, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Arsene wenger,try to buy players on time.d great lions like:m city,man u,madrid,chelsea,barca are roaring looking for who to consume.

  13. sodiq

    June 8, 2013 at 8:56 am

    it veri gud to land fellaini,a player that has already adapted with epl and he is plaing could be a good signing. Arsen should hurri up b4 other teams overvvright him on signing.

  14. ali yahya

    June 8, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Fillani,capoue,rooney,higuen,rio miachi, dat wht i need but pls sign fillani right now b4 city or united nd blues hijack him pls mr wenger do dat b4 it too late

  15. Kayode

    June 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

    It will be a big mistake pricing Hulk,another flop in d making

  16. Falope adewale

    June 30, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Fellani is good for our squard

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