Fellaini set for Toffees talks

BY foxsports • April 13, 2011

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has confirmed he is "ready and waiting" to hold talks over a contract extension at Goodison Park.

Fellaini has established himself as a popular figure at Goodison Park since joining the club from Standard Liege in 2008 and is approaching 100 appearances for David Moyes' side.

The Belgium international has recently been linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but Fellaini insists there has been no contact about leaving the Toffees.

The 23-year-old, who is currently sidelined due to an ankle injury, is happy on Merseyside and is eager to discuss a new contract.

"Everton are a club that really care about me," said Fellaini in the Daily Star.

"My relationship with the manager is excellent and I'm delighted that he considers me a key player and wants to extend my contract.

"The discussions have not yet begun, but I don't suppose they are far off. For my part, I'm ready and waiting.

"I've not been in contact with any other club about leaving Everton. Besides, they will have their say if a club show formal interest in me. I'm still under contract with them."

Fellaini has not given up hope of returning from his ankle injury before the end of the campaign and still feels Everton can qualify for the Europa League.

He added: "I'm counting on returning to training as soon as possible and being available for the end of the season.

"My operation went well. The plaster came off on Monday and that'll allow me to fully begin my rehab.

"If everything goes well, I hope to be able to help Everton at the end of the Premier League season.

"I'm happy with our recent results. We've not lost in the league since February 13 and a Europa League place is possible for us."


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