Fellaini drops Chelsea hint
Everton star Marouane Fellaini has admitted he could leave Goodison Park for a bigger club this summer.
The Belgian international has seen his stock rise over the last couple of years, with Real Madrid and Chelsea some of the clubs linked to the promising midfielder.
The 24-year-old has signed a new deal at Goodison Park last season, but explains he could leave the Toffees for greener pastures in the summer transfer window.
“If I have to go, I will go, if not, I repeat, I am at Everton,” Fellaini told Belgian radio RTBF.
“If an ambitious club comes for me? Why not, just to gain experience, but I am on vacation right now, I do not give it too much attention.”
Fellaini admits he wouldn’t mind joining Chelsea, with all the international teammates already at Stamford Bridge.
“They talked about me in Chelsea? If I had to go there, I would have several friends – Hazard, Lukaku, De Bruyne, Courtois…There are many Belgians! It’s good for the national team.”
Fellaini has just finished his fourth full season at Goodison Park and this could be the right time for him to leave the Toffees.
The Belgian has amassed a total of 107 Premier League appearances for Everton, and scored 14 goals in the process.
Juventus’ Elia made available for sale
Juventus winger Eljero Elia has confirmed reports that he will be leaving Turin this summer.
The Dutchman joined the Biancocelesti in a €9 million deal from Hamburger SV last summer, but has had a disappointing start to his career in Italy.
Elia only managed to appear in four Serie A games last term and is now looking to leave the club in search of first team football.
The player now explains that he has been given permission to speak to interested clubs.
“I just want to play football again and have fun,” Elia told the official website of Dutch Eredivisie.
“My agent takes care of it now, I am in contact with him. They (Juventus) have already said that I can go to another club.”
The 25-year-old was seen as one of the hottest prospects in Holland when he joined Juventus from Hamburger, but he was never given a chance to impress in Turin.
Handanovic to remain at Udinese
Udinese have rejected speculations linking goalkeeper Samir Handanovic with a summer exit from Friuli.
The Slovenian international is widely regarded as one of the best keepers in Europe and he has seen his name linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs.
The player recently commented that he would be interested in joining a big European club, but it appears that club chiefs have different ideas on their minds.
“Handanovic will stay where he is,” Udinese transfer consultant Stefano Antonelli said to Sky Sport Italia.
“Udinese, as has often occurred over the last few years, will be fighting on three fronts and they need a well built squad.”
Antonelli has also confirmed that Luis Muriel and Juan Cuadrado, who both enjoyed great season while on loan at Lecce, will remain at the club as well.
However, the Friulani look set to stay without at least two key players this summer, seeing that Juventus are closing in on Kwadwo Asamoah and Maurizio Isla.