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Chelsea set to test Everton nerve

Chelsea are set to make a transfer bid for one of David Moyes's top Everton players.

It's not the first time that Marouane Fellaini has been linked with a big money move, but a 22million bid for the Everton midfielder from Chelsea is going to have to be heavily considered if the report from the Mirror is accurate.

The Belgian International made the move to Goodison Park from Standard Liege back in 2008 and he has become a big fan favourite during his time as an Evertonian.

He's been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City before, but he thankfully signed a new five-year extension in November to stay at Everton, which puts us in a better negotiating position.

On the pitch Fellaini is invaluable and 22million is not going to replace him on the pitch, the problem comes with our financial position off it.

Are we in a position to turn it down?

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The Journalist

Writer: Yak Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 3 2012

Time: 10:20AM

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I would bite their hand off If I was you - players like podolski and marin are getting bought for 6-8 million. so 22 million for fellani.....well i just can't quite believe it. everton would solve their financial problem and be able to get a replacement for him easily! boy do I wish we could take Jelavic off your hands though!
Spurfect11
No thanks, not nearly enough for Fellaini. I would not sell him this summer, unless a ridiculous fee came in, keep him this summer, no pressure to sell since we tied him up on a 5yr deal, and hopefully have a good summer add Pienaar and maybe a few others and push for Europe. If we need money sell Rodwell or Jagielka. Fellaini should be kept at all costs, only 24, and he is world class and will only get better.
Rob-EFC
<< Chelsea fan in peace.... I wouldn't want us to pay 22m. I'm sure he's worth the dough, but there are other (cheaper) players out there who can do the job or us. I'm against all this high spending when there are some real bargains out there to be had if you look hard enough!
Bizarre_Blue
hes a quality player everton must keep as rob says its not enough considering his age,ability,long contract & willingness to improve.id like any pienaar deal to involve baines,rodwell,jagielka or jelavic going to spurs!!why should everton do business with chelsea when in all liklihood they will both be contesting uefa cup positions next season.tough times ahead for chelsea if they dont win the champions league.massive respect to everton hope the come ahead of l'pool & get the investment they really need to kick on.
finglasyid
He's not worth 2million never mind 22 million. If we was any good we would have taken him ages ago. Anything over 5million snatch their hands off Toffeeboys. You heard it first from Willy the Football Guru and top ranker.
Wswilly3
Fellaini world class.. HAHAHA. Solid player but come on, 22 million! Take it and Run!
TopSpur13
Haha, oh Willy, you silly silly boy. Have you not seen the matches between Everton and City? Fellaini has the likes of Silva, Barry, Nasri and the other mercenaries absolutely *****ting themselves. In fact, still remember the beautiful spin move by Fellaini on Bellamy that left him completely embarrassed. Haha, Willy top ranker? I think you spelt *****er wrong.
Rob-EFC
Don't get me wrong now he is a premiership quality midfielder i'd love at spurs but just think 22 million is a bit too much
TopSpur13
Oh the irony coming from a Spurs fan. I am guessing you haven't seen a lot of Fellaini there lad. But hey, I guess Modric is a world class playmaker with his grand total of 4 goals and 4 assists in 35 games and surely worth 40mil haha. I mean Steven Pienaar has 7 assists in 12 games for Everton this season, even Fellaini has 4 assists this season and he is a DEFENSIVE midfielder.
Rob-EFC
Well I guarantee i've seen just as much as Everton as you have of spurs and between the two teams there is not one world class player as off today. Difference is we have potentially two in Bale and Walker and Fellaini is not off the same standard as them in my opinion. Luka modric wanted out all season and will be gone this summer so wer gonna take whoever wants him for every dime they got and everton should do the same with fellaini cos once a club like chelsea come calling their heads turn
TopSpur13
Real qaulity player who is def in the top 5 performers for me this season. I would take him in a heart beat to Spurs! Never mind Wswilly Rob... HiCisse head is still spinning from last night...
Mix26
TopSpur u def have not watched Fellani play mate. top class this season!
Mix26
I have and if you read what i said, i stated he is a quality player id like him at spurs but hes not world class. Also i said that like luka when the big clubs come calling their heads turn and it is extremely difficult to keep hold off them so get as much money as u can for them...
TopSpur13
he really is not world class. podolski is a world class player, marin is nearly world class. and as i said they went for 6-8 million. what makes you think chelsea will pay 22 million for fellani who doesn't even come close to those players? and as for the modric - fellani comparison - please don't! it's modric's job to put players on the ball in the right position. hence why our advanced players get so many assists by modric giving the ball to them in the right place and right time - see adebayors first goal against botlon and you will see what i mean.
Spurfect11
As a total neutral in this discussion I would have to say 'advantage' Spurs, as their rguments do tend to be more logical and hold water.
Wswilly3
HAHA, Spurfect, have you watched Marko Marin at all this season? My guess is that you haven't, and just going on reputation from previous seasons, he has struggled at Werder this season, pretty much since Ozil left, to me, he hasn't been the same. And you call him nearly world class? And not Fellaini? There was a period this season where we beat City, Chelsea and your lot, and Fellaini was responsible for completely shutting down David Silva, then Juan Mata and finally completely dominated Modric and the rest of the Spurs midfield. No offence, but I have watched Fellaini week in week out for about 4yrs now, I know what he is capable of, and I have seen this lad completely take over a game by dominating the midfield. There is a reason why Fellaini is being touted at around 22mil, and Marin 8mil, they don't just randomly come up with these figures, and don't you think that the figures are based on circumstances? For example Fellaini has signed, as of a couple months ago, a brand new 5yr contract, I don't know how long Marin had left, but I suspect, much like the situation with Podolski, he only had a year or two left.
Rob-EFC
Fellaini has been voted by other premier players (even citteh players) as one of the best midfielders in the world so lets get real about wonga 35mil has to be a starting price but to be honest i want him to stay!!!
evertonmandan
Simple question if he is one of the top midfield players in the world why has he just signed a contract at Everton for about 30k a week when other world top class midfielders get over 150k a week. Is he simple or simply not world class?
Wswilly3
Now see here Mr. W. Swilly the Third you are nothing short of a bounder sir !!! How would you know what salary Felli is on? I think you Would find he is on considerably more wedge than you suggest sir! Have you not realised young man that all that glitters is not gold? and the lad might be happy where he is?
evertonmandan
We made him our highest paid player, quite where you've decided he's getting 30k is bizarre. If you know ***** all about something how about just staying out of the discussion.
EvertonMike
Well said boys ...both reasonable replies. Glad my caddish remarks were taken in the right spirit. Yours The Bounder Willy PS The thread got quite a few inputs which is good.
Wswilly3
If you want to know Willy, he is on 75k a week, the highest paid player in our history if I am not mistaken.
Rob-EFC
Fellani is a class act and is so important to our team, i feel he would be less effective elsewhere but money talks and i would accept 22 mill for him.
Bez the blue
 

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