Three reasons Everton must hijack West Ham’s bid to sign Marouane Fellaini

According to reports in The Mirror on April 24, West Ham United are one of six clubs interested in signing Manchester United contract rebel Marouane Fellaini this summer.

The Mirror says that the 30-year-old has turned down a new offer to stay with the Red Devils despite Jose Mourinho’s efforts to keep hold of him, and he looks destined to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season when his current £80,000-a-week deal is due to expire.

The Belgium international will be able to join whichever new club on a free transfer, and the Irons and manager David Moyes are reported to be in contention along with Leicester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Monaco and Besiktas.

Meanwhile, Fellaini’s former club Everton could be set for another big summer in the transfer market following a largely disappointing campaign, and whether Sam Allardyce is in charge or not next term the Merseyside outfit will already have identified players that can make a positive difference for them.

The Toffees, whose fans are keen to see John Stones return this summer after he was reportedly put up for sale by Manchester City, boosted their chances of securing an eighth-place finish at the end of the campaign when they beat Newcastle United 1-0 at Goodison Park on Monday night, and they should certainly have Fellaini on their radar this summer to help them try and challenge the top six clubs going forward.

Here are three reasons Everton should hijack West Ham’s bid to sign the big Belgian…