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Fellaini: I may have to leave Everton

Created on 10 Nov., 2012 4:31 PM GMT

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has admitted he may have to leave the club to play in the Champions League.

The Belgian has been instrumental in Everton's superb start to the season, which sees them sitting fourth in the English Premier League.

He has been targeted by Chelsea and several other top European sides and said he may have to look for a move away from Goodison Park.

"I hope to win something here, with Everton," Fellaini told the BBC.

"When I came here, I played an FA Cup final against Chelsea, I lost. Last year I played (a) semi-final (and) lost, and so I hope to win something this year.

"But also I want to play (in the) Champions League – if it's possible with Everton, but – if not – with another team. I want to play (in the) Champions League."

When asked whether he would be forced to move in order play for a Champions League side, Fellaini said: "Maybe, but not now."

Fellaini has already hinted that his future may lie away from the Premier League.

Speaking to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad in September, he said this season may be one of his last at Everton with a possible move planned for January or at the end of the season.

David Moyes signed Fellaini from Standard Liege for 15 million pounds in 2008.

The 24-year-old has since made 119 appearances for Everton, scoring 20 goals, including five in nine games this season.

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