The Belgian has attracted glances from a host of top clubs and could be set for the Emirates Stadium after the Gunners moved to activate his £22 million release clause
With Arsene Wenger set to improve his Arsenal squad this summer, would Marouane Fellaini be the right signing for the Gunners?
Goal exclusively revealed on Thursday that the 63-year-old had set about making the midfielder his first signing of the summer by sanctioning a stunning £22 million bid.
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It is believed that the Gunners plan to put a bumper transfer budget to use in the coming months as they look to build a squad that could make them title contenders once more after an eighth consecutive year without a trophy.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis has declared that Wenger will have the ability to splash out on big-name signings if he sees fit thanks to an "escalation in our financial firepower".
The bid came for Fellaini after Everton chairman Bill Kenwright admitted his club were vulnerable to offers for the powerful midfielder.
The £22m offer, which would make Fellaini a club record signing for Arsenal, activates a release clause in the Belgian's contract - allowing him to speak freely to the north London club.
The 25-year-old enjoyed the best goalscoring season of his career so far in 2012-13, scoring an impressive 11 league goals in 31 appearances after being deployed higher up the field by former boss David Moyes.
Chelsea are believed to be long-term admirers of Fellaini but new manager Jose Mourinho may have other targets, while it has also been speculated that Moyes may look to lure him to Manchester United.
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