Following the recent comments from Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini stating that he wants to leave Everton in January, it has naturally alerted some of the biggest football clubs in the world.

Fellaini is a very sought after player and although he did make a half hearted attempt to play down the comments via his Twitter account, it is very clear for all to see that he wants out of Everton. 

Chelsea are immediate front runners for his signature, having been scouting the 25-year-old for the last two years, making a number of enquiries to open talks with the player, which were all rejected by Everton.

Toffees manager David Moyes could well be ready to listen to offers as it now seems inevitable that his superstar midfielder will be leaving the club. 

Chelsea will be up against the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Anzhi, Zenit St.Petersburg and Real Madrid, who have all shown an interest in signing Fellaini. 

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has a trump card though and he is prepared to use it. Moyes is an admirer of Chelsea's young striker Romelu Lukaku, who is currently out on loan with West Brom. It is thought that Moyes would be tempted by any offer from Chelsea, if it involved cash and Lukaku going the other way on loan.

Lukaku's current loan deal is season-long, so if a deal is to be completed in January for Fellaini, it will involve an agreement that Lukaku will go to Goodison Park when his current loan contract is over.

Fellaini signed for Everton in 2008 from Standard Liege and has since took the Premier League by storm, becoming one of the best all round midfielders in the world. He has made 140 appearances for Everton, scoring 22 goals.