December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 10, 2012
Transfer news: Marouane Fellaini has poured cold water on reports he could leave Everton with Chelsea and Manchester United ready to pounce.
The midfielder had been quoted in Belgium newspaper Nieuwsblad as saying that this season would by his last at Goodison Park.
The 24-year-old had been linked with a moved away from Merseyside during the transfer window with European Champions Chelsea and Manchester United keeping tabs on him.
But Fellaini, who appeared committed to manager David Moyes’ plans after penning a new contract through to 2016 as recently as November, has now played down reports emerging from his homeland.
He took to his Facebook page to issue a statement, saying ‘I was very surprised to read in some newspapers that I will leave Everton very soon and perhaps next January.
‘Let me remind you that I am very happy in Liverpool and our start of the championship was good.
‘Kevin Mirallas and some other good players joined us to make a better squad in order to realize a good championship in the line of the end of the last one.
‘So with Everton, I am ready to play all the season and to reach our goals of this season. However, my only concern for the moment is of course our [Belgium] Tuesday’s game against Croatia.
‘Whether you’re in Belgium or England, thank you from my heart for your support ...’