bwin has slashed the odds on Arsenal signing Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini amid reports that the Gunners are set to meet the Belgium international’s minimum fee release clause and beat Manchester United to his signature.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is entering the summer market with as considerable a transfer kitty as he has ever enjoyed, with the signing of Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain for around £25 million looking as though it is close to completion.
But the Gunners’ expenditure doesn’t look like it will stop there, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis stating that ‘an escalation’ of spending on players means the Emirates club are well equipped to compete with the world’s richest clubs.
And rumours that Wenger is about to swoop for Fellaini have refused to go away all summer long.
The Belgian, who cost Everton a club record £15 million in August 2009 when he signed from Standard Liege, can leave Goodison Park for a reported £24 million after a release clause was inserted into the contract he signed in November 2011.
New Blues boss Roberto Martinez is therefore powerless to stop Fellaini moving on and Arsenal appear to be showing the most interest, with bwin responding to the latest reports by cutting the price on him swapping Merseyside for north London before the end of the transfer window from 9/10 to 9/20.
Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Fellaini as new Old Trafford boss David Moyes, who signed the midfielder for Everton and managed him for five years, weighs up how to improve his squad. The Scot is 31/20 to sign the player for a second time.
Chelsea have also been rumoured to be interested in Fellaini over the past few years, and are 8/1 to make their move.
Fellaini is 9/5 to stay at Everton until January at the earliest, while you can get 25/1 and bigger on him signing for other clubs.