So Marouane Fellaini is apparently keen to move to Arsenal, but it hasn’t happened yet because Arsene Wenger is reportedly reluctant to trigger his £23million release clause.
So says the Metro this morning, which also adds
The Gunners have been strongly tipped to make a move for the Belgian international, but Goodison Park sources claim no inquiry has yet been lodged.
So Arsenal’s inability to actually sign a player looks like spilling over into the summer window with Wenger once again cautious with the cash and moving so slowly that he runs the risk of leaving the door open for other clubs.
Of course it could be that he doesn’t rate Fellaini that highly or he has another player in mind, but this saga is certainly starting to irritate Arsenal fans.
The manager’s indecision has also been highlighted by The Express which today revealed
Arsenal opted against signing Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha before he went on to join Manchester United in January.
Ron Noades told the paper, When Steve Parish sold Zaha I was mildly involved in it as I tried to get Arsenal to buy him, but they were not interested.
“I spoke to David Dein as I did not want Zaha to go to Manchester United, I wanted him to stay in London.
“I just thought he was an exciting talent.”
So is Arsene Wenger’s reluctance to spend his war chest starting to annoy you?