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Fellaini targets 'elite' spot

MIDFIELDER Marouane Fellaini has said Champions League qualification would keep him at Everton.

The 25-year-old has made no secret of his desire to play for one of Europe's biggest clubs, leading to speculation he could be on his way out of Goodison Park as soon as January.

But Fellaini said he would love to play among the elite with the Toffees.

"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 said.

"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."

Everton sit fifth in the Premier League, three points off the fourth and final Champions League spot.