European Champions looking to spend big on Toffee’s midfielder?
After splashing out £32 million on a certain Belgian only the other week, Chelsea are at it again, this time setting their sights on national team mate Marouane Fellaini.
During a time in which the Londoner’s have already signed two players and been heavily linked with a £38 million deal for Porto striker Hulk, it seems that Abramovic is far from appeased by his sides recent success.
With the likes of Frank Lampard and Michael Essien on the wane, Chelsea’s midfield area is in desperate need of reinforcements and 24 year old enforcer Fellaini fits the bill. According The Mirror the Everton man could be available at £20 million, and it’s thought Everton are prepared to listen to offers due to the fact they have barely any money.
Moyes would loathe to lose a player of the Belgian’s quality, especially after his side had gelled so well together at the tail end of the season, but he would in turn be handed more money to add to the squad this summer.
Whether he’d be able to acquire a player of similar stature is another issue, and the club could find themselves at a familiar cross roads when mulling over this particular offer. Stars such as Joleon Lescott and Mikel Arteta have both left Merseyside at a time when the Toffees have looked as though they might go and actually achieve something.
Yes, they’ve continued to be a force in the Premier League and have always been a dangerous side, but how long will a manager of David Moyes’ undoubted quality settle for that?
As Manchester United ponder a bid for left back Leighton Baines and with the future of Tim Cahill far from certain, the departure of Fellaini could throw the club into turmoil once more. They’ll just have to hope their boss still has the will to rebuild once more.
As for Chelsea, the answer to whether the player would be a good signing can be found in the footage of Everton’s heroic 4-4 draw at Old Trafford a few months back. He’s strong, scores goals, is comfortable in possession and has years ahead of him, meaning he could very well become a vital component of the new Chelsea.
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