Last Updated: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:32
Everton star Marouane Fellaini has invited Chelsea to make a bid for him as speculation over the midfielder's future intensifies.
The Belgium international has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs in recent times but it is the Blues of west London who have reportedly shown the most interest.
There were rumours that Rafael Benitez was set to make a bid during the January transfer window but nothing materialised and the 25-year-old will continue on Merseyside to try and help Everton reach the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
But his latest words might have an unsettling effect on the club as the former Sporting Charleroi star is arguably the Toffees' most influential player.
"If Chelsea want to sign me, then they need to come forward with a bid for me," he told the Sun.
"I have heard about Chelsea's interest but I've honestly not spoken to them. Every season I've been here, top clubs have been asking about me but, for now, I'm happy at Everton."
Playing in Europe's elite club competition is clearly an aim for the talented schemer and, despite his latest outburst, it appears the giant midfielder clearly still has an allegiance to Goodison Park.
"It might feel better to play Champions League football for Everton than Chelsea, as they gave me my debut in England," he added.
Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy Fellaini to show what he can do and help his club take a point from Everton's clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
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