Everton’s Belgian international Marouane Fellaini is subject to a £20 million bid from Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror .
The 24 year old midfielder is the latest to be liked with a move to Stamford Bridge, as Roman Abramovich looks to continue to strengthen his Champions League winning side.
Having joined Everton in 2008 from Standard Liege, Fellaini has impressed with the Toffees, appearing 137 times and scoring 20 goals from defensive midfield.
Chelsea are believed to be searching for a replacement for Michael Essien, whose last two seasons at the club have been injury ridden. Fellaini is just the player Abramovich will hope can add some defensive cover to his midfield, following the £32 million signing of attacking midfielder Eden Hazard last week.
It is believed that Everton would sell their Belgian midfielder on the condition they can make a significant profit on the £15 million they paid Standard Liege four years ago.
The signing of Fellaini would mark something of a midfield overhaul for The Blues. Following the signings of Hazard and also Werder Bremen’s Marko Marin, who will join the Champions League holders when the transfer window officially opens on 1st July.
Abramovich seems eager to strengthen the side immediately, with new signings in place before the arrival of a new manager at Stamford Bridge.