Belgian Fancies £23.5m Man Utd Move Over Arsenal Switch

By on July 18, 2013

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini would snub a switch to Arsenal in favour of a move to Manchester United, according to the Independent.

Both us and United have been strongly linked with a move for the giant Belgian in recent weeks with the 25-year-old understood to be keen on playing for a club in the Champions League after five seasons with the Toffees.

Although neither club has made an official offer as yet, the Independent suggest both Arsene Wenger and David Moyes are contemplating triggering his £23.5m release clause before it expires on the 14th of August.

However, it seems Fellaini has his eye on linking up with his former boss as the newspaper claims that should both Arsenal and United match his asking price, the Belgium international would choose a switch to Old Trafford as he’s already living in Manchester and is settled in the area.

I had no idea Fellaini lives in Manchester so if this report is accurate and he’s happy in the north West, then it’s going to be extremely difficult for Arsenal to compete with United if we do both make a move for the midfielder this summer.

Moyes appears to be determined to strengthen his midfield options before the window closes and has already been linked with Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas, Kevin Strootman and Luka Modric this summer, so a move for Fellaini could well be on the cards. However, our main focus appears to be a striker and links with any central midfielders have quietened down of late, so a move for Fellaini might be off the table for now.

Personally, I’d be gutted if he ends up going to United as I think he’d be an excellent addition to our squad, but we’ll have to see what Arsene has in store for us before the window clams shut.

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Would you be disappointed if we missed out on Fellaini?



  1. ibrahim salisu

    July 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    pleas moyes by filaini and faberigas

  2. adam t

    July 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    A few weeks ago, it was said he preferred Arsenal over ManUtd. Fickle papers

  3. Gab

    July 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Fellani is for arsenal nt man united

  4. shaft

    July 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    No quotes.no substance

  5. rellends

    July 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    we could always test his resolve by triggering the release clause couldn’t we? our transfer inaction has been absolutely pathetic. woeful. we’re not even getting linked with anyone new at the moment. at this rate we’ll end up with darren bent on a free and a midfielder who has to go out on loan for year before he get a work permit. absolutely pathetic.

  6. jo jo

    July 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    am not happy wit d club inabilty to sign players, wot is happening to our lovly club arsenal?some one pls talk to me

  7. Chris

    July 18, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    We should have grabbed him when we could. Well done Wenger !

  8. azeez olaleye

    July 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Buy fabregas at any price

  9. sani zango

    July 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    feleni is 4 man u nt arsenal

  10. Bobby

    July 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

    moyes plz buy bale, felaini n Fabrigas or modric

    • karl

      July 19, 2013 at 4:29 am

      I’m sure if both utd and arsenal wanted him he would go to utd

  11. olalekan harde boy

    July 19, 2013 at 4:06 am

    plz moyes we need a standby miidfeder so try 2 get 4us up man u

  12. Olaflemmy

    July 19, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Daddy moyes pls sign feillani,fabregas,garay no time 2 dey check time up utd.

  13. lawal ridwanlahi

    July 19, 2013 at 7:46 am

    please we need fellani badly.

  14. Ken kiptoo

    July 19, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Moyes pliz,why cant u bring both fabricas n fellaini?we nid them so much.bale wl be a later deal.the other two 1st.

  15. RICH

    July 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

    4gt abt Bale 4 nw, plz gt us fab,felani n garay if u dnt want CRAZY!! MOYES…

  16. Hero Brown

    July 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Moyes pls, we need signings especially mid fielder, winger, defender.. Man utd fanz in nigeria from african continent are not happy..chelsea fanz are making mockery of us here in nigeria. I love manchester united with all my life.. I hail all utd fanz world wide.man uuuuuuuu!!! For lifeeeeeee

  17. yunusa m nagudu

    July 19, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Plz MoYEs buy fellaini and fabregas

  18. Jd4Real

    July 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    If u all are tired of man u please go to man c after all they are all man. As for me its ARSENAL FOR LIFE

  19. Usman abdulrahman

    July 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Hmm…moyes buy mieldfider like fabregas and felaini o..and one defender garray…so we wil go ahead in ds season 4 nw..to fight chelsea and mancity,….

  20. Kipchumba Korir

    July 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    wid wilshere,carzola,arteta,ramsey&rosicky we r ok.we only nid suarez

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