Everton midfielder scored his sixth goal of the season against Sunderland - and would be eligible for the Champions League
Chelsea will make a sensational £30million move for Everton talisman Marouane Fellaini in the January transfer window, writes the Sunday People.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich has given the green light to a huge offer for the powerful Goodison hero who has been one of the major successes of the Premier League this season.
Boss Roberto di Matteo wants more strength in his side and an alternative to Fernando Torres, with fearsome Fellaini top of his wish list. And the fact Belgian Fellaini would be eligible for the Champions League is a major plus as the Londoners set up one of the biggest deals of the January market.
Fellaini scored his sixth goal of the season yesterday before setting up Nikica Jelavic for the winner in Everton’s 2-1 comeback win over Sunderland.
And he has been dropping hints he would like to move on soon – much to the annoyance of Everton boss David Moyes.
It will take a big bid to make it happen but Chelsea are happy to spend, knowing Torres cannot lead their attack on his own if they are to challenge for the title or get anywhere near retaining the Champions League.
Fellaini – who turns 25 next week – fits the bill as he can lead the line, support the main attacker or add his 6ft 4ins frame to a talented but small attacking midfield.
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They just love to buy all sorts of midfielders....
Andy carroll number #2. Seriously over rated....
Chelsea is just buying out the competition from his opponents.
Everton is sitting well on the top part of the table.
So is West Brom.
As for Carroll, not his fault to be over-rated.
It is Liverpool that is willing to fork out money on useless players that they need to get rid off now.
So, Liverpool is doing the opposite buying useless players at high price.
Hope they can get rid of them in Jan.
The problem with these players going to big clubs - they end up as fringe players with very limited playing time.
But if you are in it for the money, then go ahead.
if he go there replace Mikel