By Chris Wright.
Marouane’s just laughing off the reports
I’m pretty sure I know where you can file these rumours (i.e, the bin) but there are whispers on the wind (i.e, a couple of French and Spanish newspapers have run stories) that Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is close to finalising an agreement with Arsenal – with a four year deal on the cards in the summer.
Arsene Wenger is keen to add a bit of steel to his midfield ranks and the 22-year-old Belgian international is said to be the first name on the Arsenal manager’s end-of-season shopping list.
Can’t see it happening myself, Fellaini has been in superb form this season for The Toffees since being moved into a more defensive role at Goodison and I’m sure David Moyes would be loath to let his most effective ‘midfield enforcer’ leave the club just 18 months into a five year contract.
Fellaini is definitely the kind of player Arsenal need to focus on bringing in though. A bit of ‘nasty’ to go with their already over-abundant ‘nice’.