Arsenal transfer news: Fellaini turns away first offer and Tello back on agenda

Cristian Tello

Transfer news from The Emirates including Maraoune Fellaini, Cristian Tello and Wayne Rooney updates.

It is reported this morning that Arsenal are to enter a second round of negotiations with Everton midfielder Maraoune Fellaini over a move to The Emirates. The Belgian international’s release clause was said to have been activated at the end of last week but Fellaini is said to have rejected their initial £70k-a-week salary proposal; £5k less than his current weekly wage with Everton.

The £22 million signing is however by no means dead in the water as they look to open up secondary negotiations with the player as soon as they are given the go ahead from Everton.

CaughtOffside have an exclusive this morning as they suggest that Arsenal could rekindle their interest in Barcelona winger Cristian Tello this summer. The 21-year-old has been linked with The Gunners in the past but with no deal ever coming to fruition. However he currently has a release clause in the region of £8.5 million which has not been increased due to his lack of playing time in Catalonia. With the signing of Neymar that playing time is set to be reduced even further and he is now said to be keen on leaving the club this summer.

Arsenal are waiting to hear of news at Old Trafford in regards to Wayne Rooney. Rooney is said to be ready to hold talks with new manager David Moyes this week over his future at the club. The 27-year-old’s future at Manchester United has been in question ever since the end of last season when it was reported he handed in a second transfer request in as many years at The Theatre of Dreams.

Rooney denies handing in a transfer request and wants Moyes to acknowledge that the situation is a misunderstanding as well as receiving assurances over his position from his former Everton boss before agreeing to stay at the club this summer.

And that is a deal that has received the backing of former Arsenal striker John Hartson. He feels Arsenal should break the bank for the England striker and go on a Premier League onslaught next term.


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