Few days ago, the Times new paper ran with a story that claims Arsenal is set to bid for Everton’s Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The report has it that the gunners will be looking for Match is £24 million release clause. However, new Everton boss Roberto Martinez has come out to say the Everton man will not be leaving Goodison Park.
“I don’t think it is an issue at all with Marouane.
Transfer speculation is unstoppable when you have been as successful as Everton. You will always get other teams who admire and want to take your best players. That’s normal and happens everywhere. It happens at Real Madrid, at Manchester United and Everton.
You are not talking about a player who is out of the squad or in negotiations with another club. I won’t look to speak to him about this because there is nothing to speak about.
What I want is him to be ready for the next season, to be ready to take an important role at the club and understand that it is a big season for him.”
The Belgian has been strongly linked with a move away from Goodison park with Chelsea, Manchester United ( where is former boss is now manager ) the likeliest destination before the rumoured bid of Arsenal last week.
However, it should be noted that with the release clause in fellaini’s contract, Martinez will be powerless to prevent the big Belgian from leaving if any club ( hopefully Arsenal ) matches his release clause.