Everton management are shocked by Marouane Fellaini's exit claims yesterday.
The Liverpool Echo says officials were today baffled and dismayed by Fellaini’s reported admission in a Belgian newspaper that he wants to leave next summer.
The 24-year-old is even understood to have said he would be open to departing in January, during a press conference after training with his national side in Anderlecht on Saturday.
Fellaini, who only last November signed a five-year contract which made him Everton’s highest earner on £75,000-per-week, apparently has his heart set on a move despite his current club’s impressive start to the Premier League season.
It is likely David Moyes will ask the midfielder to explain his remarks when he reports back to Finch Farm for training later this week, following Belgium’s clash with Croatia in Brussels on Tuesday.