Marouane Fellaini has fuelled speculation he could join Manchester United this summer.
The Reds are said to be long-term admirers of the Belgian international, who has been a thorn in their side on more than one occasion since he joined Everton in the summer of 2008. This season in particular the former Standard Liege man, who cost £15million, has been in fine form, firmly establishing himself as a Premier League star.
Fellaini is thought to have a release clause in his contract of around £22million, a price which represents value in today’s market. And with Toffees manager David Moyes succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford from next season onwards, the 25-year-old has hinted that he could follow the Scot to Manchester.
“If I’m leaving Everton, I say if, it will depend on lots of factors,” Fellaini told the Sunday Mirror. “I only want to go to a club where the manager really wants me. In 2008, Everton did everything to convince me, especially David Moyes. He made me the player I am now.”
Fellaini in under contract at Goodison Park until the summer of 2016, but with his buyout clause and the fact he is eager to play in the UEFA Champions League, a transfer in the coming weeks would not be a surprise. But if Moyes does decide to make a move for the player he signed five years ago, he could face competition from Chelsea, who have also been linked.