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Fellaini's Champions League warning to Everton

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Marouane Fellaini has told Everton that he will commit to the club, if they secure a place in the Champions League.

The Belgium international's consistent excellence for Everton has led to speculation about his future, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all believed to be keeping tabs on his situation.

Fellaini is tied to a long-term deal at Everton and he is happy at Goodison Park, but his ambition is to test himself in Europe's premier club competition and he has made it clear he wants the Toffees to turn their early-season promise into a top-four finish.

"I want to play in the Champions League, and if Everton finish in the top four then I'm happy to stay here - I'd love to do that with Everton," he told the Daily Mirror.

"I want to do that. I want to improve as a player, and I want to give everything for Everton. They brought me here from Standard Liege and gave me my chance to play in the Premier League, and I always want to repay them for that.

"I had two big injuries and they stuck by me and I worked very hard to come back from them. I feel good now in terms of my fitness, and I want to go to the next level, in the Champions League."

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