An article in the Daily Star has brought potentially great news with midfielder Marouane Fellaini apparently wanting to sign a new contract with the club.

With two years left on his contract and recent comments from his father, it was widely predicted he would move on as the club have stalled somewhat this season. Fellaini´s comments were:

Everton are a club that really care about me.

My relationship with the manager is excellent and I’m delighted that he considers me a key player and wants to extend my contract.

The discussions have not yet begun, but I don’t suppose they are far off.

For my part, I’m ready and waiting.

I’ve not been in contact with any other club about leaving Everton.

Besides, they will have their say if a club show formal interest in me. I’m still under contract with them and I’m ­counting on returning to training as soon as ­possible and being ­available for the end of the season.

Now we´ve been here before with the likes of Pienaar who played a cute game with the media and eventually left for Spurs so some will be sceptical.

Signing Fellaini would make a lot more of us feel confident about next season, and he threw a welcome poser in the mix when he said:

My operation went well. The plaster came off on Monday and that’ll ­allow me to fully begin my rehab.

“If everything goes well, I hope to be able to help Everton at the end of the Premier League ­season.

“I’m happy with our ­recent results. We’ve not lost in the league since February 13 and a ­Europa League place is possible for us

Here´s hoping he makes it back soon and that the contract is signed without any hitches.

Read the full article here.