Report: Arsenal Set To ‘Gazump’ Man Utd’s Fellaini Bid

By on August 20, 2013

Arsenal are ready to try and gazump Manchester United’s move for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to reports on Tuesday night.

United saw a £28m double bid for Fellaini and left-back Leighton Baines rejected on Monday, with the Toffees describing the offer as ‘derisory and insulting’.

Hard to argue with that considering they valued Fellaini at just £16m, two weeks after his £23m buy-out clause expired, while they placed a £12m bid on Baines’s head having already had a bid for the same amount rejected earlier in the summer.

It remains to be seen wether David Moyes will go back in with an improved bid, but the Express and the Manchester Evening News are both reporting that Arsenal are set to reignite their interest and make a late push to try and take the Belgian international to the Emirates Stadium having shown a passing interest in the player back in June.

It’s believed that a bid in the region of £20m may be enough to force Everton in to a sale, with Fellaini understood to be keen on joining a club that can offer Champions League football.

It’s clear we’re looking to add to our midfield options before the window closes following injuries to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta, with reports linking us with bids for the likes of Yohan Cabaye, Paul Pogba and Geoffrey Kondogbia in recent days, so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Wenger made a move for Fellaini.

The giant Belgian would be a superb addition as he’s exactly the type of powerful presence we’ve missed in midfield. If Arsene thinks he can beat United to his signature, I’d love to see us pull it off, but I’m not convinced Fellaini would chose us over linking up with Moyes again at the Champions.

The only hope I think we’ve got is that United refuse to meet Everton’s asking price and we’re prepared to do so, but I’m not holding my breath on that one considering the size of bids we’ve been tabling recently (£10m for Cabaye!?).

If we really want Fellaini, let’s table an £20m bid, show we’re serious and see how Everton respond.

Would you like to see Fellaini sign for Arsenal? 


  1. Football Fan

    August 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Arsenal won’t sign anyone apart from an 18 year old nobody on a free and they will finish below liverpool and tottenham in 6th position.I mean be realistic you deluded supporters cos spurs are gonna get willian, lamela and coentrao and they’ve already bought paulinhio, chadli and soldado so even wen bale goes they have a way better team.You onlyhave cazorla and wilshere

    • Ian Hawthorne

      August 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

      We’re going round in circles here. We could and should have signed Fellaini in June. Nothing makes me believe this article is anything other than a load of rehashed bollocks

    • DEEJAY1952

      August 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      you have to realise that the spuds are starting from a scratch with some incredibly useless players, that’s why they are buying so many. even though the arse are not buying yet they still have better than what the the chicken on a basketball have to offer

  2. MAJOR

    August 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I know.arsenal are the laughing stock of the league

  3. True gunner

    August 20, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Arsenal are the laughing stock of the prem?
    Everton haven’t won anything since 93′! And we came 4th without expensive players. We play football as it should be, not buying in all the best. Scout ’em out, and get ’em. Look at Wilshere, ah what a player

    • Gooner4life

      August 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      We have no depth in the squad – what we need is a subs bench that is challenging the first team. We have no challengers to per, koscielny, Gibbs, Sagna, schezny, or upfront to Giroud. Even in midfield after you name Walcott, Wiltshire, arteta, ox and podolski who is challenging??? Rosicky and? We need Cesar, Fellini and one of Suarez/Rooney/Michu as a minimum but preferably a versatile defender as well. Oh how I wish lady Bracewell sold to Usmanov instead of Stan – not just for his investment in the club but mainly because it would have meant David Dien would still be there – he was a transfer window maestro – he dealt with all the transfer dealings and let Arsene coach the team. Those were the good old days…

    • Ross

      August 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Well said. My guess is the problem stems from our success in 2002 and 2004. Fans got big headed and are now acting like spoiled children. Of course, it’s the spoiled children that shout the loudest but for some reason the media absolutely love to hate Arsenal. Difficult times but however badly things go, Arsenal for life! <3

    • nil satis

      August 20, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Don’t you mean:

      Everton haven’t won anything since 95′! And we came 4th with the most expensive season tickets in Europe. Whether or not we play football as it should be played is subjective, but in any case it’s not been winning football for almost a decade now. Scout ‘em out, and get ‘em. Look at Wilshere, ah what a player, despite suffering quite badly from little man syndrome. Ross Barkley will turn out to be better, though.

      • Chocodaddy

        August 21, 2013 at 1:17 am

        You’re an idiot! Ross Barkley? Why? Because he scored one good goal :L he turns up when he wants. Wilshere Is the future of English football, you’re deluded to think otherwise!

        • dav

          August 21, 2013 at 7:03 am

          Turns up when he wants? He never got a look in under Moyes. Whilshire is not the future of English football

          • 1878

            August 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

            Your right mate. Barkleys been a star in waiting for a while, moyes just cant deal with top talent. Wiltshire is a top talent also, but chocodaddy clearly doesn’t know what he’s on about with those views on Barkley.

            The views of all the top players/pundits are wiltshire and barkely r both class.

            The future of english football is bleak eitherway so i wouldnt be too proud of that chocodaddy.

    • Jeffofbelfast

      August 21, 2013 at 12:57 am

      It was 1995 FA Cup beat Manchester United.

    • Jordan

      August 21, 2013 at 1:29 am

      Wiltshire is overrated. He’s good but not great. Plenty of young Spanish and German talent I’d trade him for in a second. I’m fine with not spending ridiculous amounts for Rooney and Suarez etc. but I’m not fine with not spending. We offer half the asking price and act like they should be happy to give the player to us. Not everyone’s Malaga. Got lucky with them. I’d love to have offered 20-25 mil for players like Gandogan, Reus, Ericsson, bender, Pogba. Should have gotten Fellaini early. He’d be great for us, the strong DM we need who can also score. The thing is I don’t think we play that beautiful anymore. We don’t have the creativity to do what we used to. Yes we can possess but be don’t dive through teams in the box like we did with Cesc, Famini, and Hleb. Watch Dortmond. I want us to play like them. We can with a few great signings. I thought we’d start it this summer and continue it next summer but I was wrong. I don’t understand. Was he trying to offer as little as possible to maximize the number of players? But when he saw it didn’t work wouldn’t it be better to get somebody good rather than no one. Now all we have to choose from is second rate.

  4. heyya

    August 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Another arsenal transfer rumour LOL, I think we all know how this will end up

  5. ilias

    August 20, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I think Fellaini is the BEST among the players linked with Arsenal and i will like to see him play for arsenal.

  6. raphael

    August 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    There is no time oh, wat ever nids 2 be done must be done when d sun shines so if wenger is making any move let him jst tabke his bid and stop spreading rumors.

  7. Previgo

    August 20, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Hmmmmm just few hours after bidding for cabaye, and enquired about kondogbia we want to bid for fellaini too? Dosn’t sound like wenger to me, but i wouldn’t think twice to ditch kondogbia’s pursuit that would cost us £17.2m and just add an extra £3m and hand over to everton for fellaini

  8. Famalam

    August 20, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    YAAAWWWNN,arsenal is such a loser club bro we’ve heard it all b4

  9. Gambo Isa Gwadabe

    August 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Fleini is the best amomg ol but u no mr French loves France better no doubt he is going there.To hell

  10. dexy

    August 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    the Spuds have a director of football who has worked at Real Madrid, he knows how to close deals. We have a PR machine who know how to spin deals which all end the in the same fashion. With us running scared at an extra 2 or 3 mil, even when we openly boast about having a massive transfer kitty.

    I’ll be at Fulham on Saturday, I fully expect us to beat there too

  11. kelz _da_blaze

    August 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Arsenal oh my arsenal !!!in doze dayz of David dein!!!*sobs*Bring back ma old darling arsenal #COYG

  12. Okey

    August 20, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    All rumour. I don’t understand afc anymore. The seem to be more interested in making money. I have never had faith in kronke. Doesn’t look the part;doesn’t act the part. He should leave afc with his brother Gazidis.

  13. Jeffofbelfast

    August 21, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Fellani will more than likely stay with us as neither Arsenal or Man U have managers with a good record on paying the right price or getting deals done. Having watched Chelsea and Man City I think one of them will win the title with Man U 3rd and Spurs a likely 4th.

  14. gooner666

    August 21, 2013 at 1:20 am

    We need several players with a striker, winger, midfielder, goalkeeper and two defenders needed.

    In goal I would go for Julio Cesar to take over the no.1 role and work with Szczesny. If we went the youth route Stegen is the future, we were mad not to go for Butland.

    In defence Sakho and Richards would be good signings with them both adept at playing centrally or as fullbacks. Rami is a possibility with Umtiti or L.Zouma good youth signings. Could always go for Shaw and teach him to play central too.

    Fellaini would be my choice in midfield offering more of a physical presence then Cabaye. Pogba and Kondogbia are at the same level both would add to midfield. I would like us to snap up Will Hughes to bring through in a few years.

    Not many top wingers around Bernard would have been great for us. Best availiable looks like Thauvin or Vadillo although im sure Liverpool would love us going for Sterling 🙂

    Well Suarez seems like our target but don’t see it happening. His advisors fed us bad info on his clauses and looks like we burned a few bridges. That said we never broke the news, the papers and then Liverpool confirmed all, im sure we would have preferred it in the shadows. Could always go for Lukaku or Dzeko !?

  15. Troy

    August 21, 2013 at 2:22 am

    I hope arsene get ST,DM,CB,GK.
    Player in :
    CB – RICHARD 10
    DM – FELLAINI 20
    ST – SUAREZ 50
    Come On Arsenal. Spend big money.

  16. Troy

    August 21, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Formation :

  17. Rahimma bangura

    August 21, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Arsenal coach (wenger) and the scott are the disease in the club. The shareholders allowed wenger to stupid them . So it mean they are all stupid

  18. talib

    August 21, 2013 at 5:30 am

    I ‘M Arsenal Fan’

    I hate wenger in the xfer market


    you will play UCL in full fixture

    Arsenal will lose with Fernabache tonite

    i pray this happen and wenger can back off from AFC

  19. viera

    August 21, 2013 at 10:24 am

    AHHHH i see its championship manager time again….or should that be CHUMPionship manager

    Most of you can’t even spell properly , yet you profess to know better than Wenger? ,cretins

  20. Budoza

    August 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

    For me, I still believe the man Wenger. Anything he does, I’m in full support. He is a great manager and he knows what is good for the team.

  21. Hailay

    August 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    It is a shame last saturday game against AV the only thing left that has to be done is to change wenger and only Wenger. plse for how long years and years with NOOOOO…world class player after henry.

  22. James

    August 21, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Dear Gunners, lets be conviced for the moment with the current players and pray that injuries stops, wenger with the officials will work things out in the remaining days in the transfer market…… Die hard pliz.

  23. Frank Abiola

    August 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Dear arsenal fans pls someone shd tell wenger to buy fellaini willians and a gokeeper wenger spend dis money

  24. Abu Rahman

    August 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Lots of opinions on this topic (both positive and negative). However, let’s wait at most till next week after the second leg of the UCL qualifier against Fernabache, then we will see the quality of players that will sign with the Gunners.

  25. didier

    August 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    guys let wish the players good luck bcs we need to win tonight so we can get more players in the team at moment we need players in lick. julio cesar. Micha Richard. felani. cabey. flamini. martinez from porto. gorcuf. go for hatem Ben arfa. that one can destroyed any defense on one on one pls wenger we need to boosters the team I stay in south africa I’m from the DR CONGO here I can’t even open my mounts bcs of what happened last week Saturday

  26. Archangel MJ

    August 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I think arsene should seriously go for fellani. He should just bid with £20m I believe everton will accept the offer