Last Updated: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:25
Arsenal are reportedly set to put in a club-record £24million bid to try and entice Everton into selling midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been armed with a huge transfer kitty to try and finally end the club's trophy drought which stretches back eight years to the 2005 FA Cup win.
And with Real Madrid's Argentinian hitman Gonzalo Higuain poised to move in a £22million switch, the spending could stretch close to the £50million mark if the Frenchman opts to swoop for Fellaini.
Wenger is a big fan of the Belgian as he wants to inject a physical presence into his options in the middle of the park and he can offer the 25-year-old a chance to realise his ambition of playing in the Champions League next season.
Everton's new boss Roberto Martinez does not want to lose a player of Fellaini's calibre, but it is thought he would be open for a move away from Goodison Park following former boss David Moyes' decision to leave to take over the Manchester United job from the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson.
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