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Suarez charged by FA

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been charged by the Football Association with violent conduct after the Uruguayan bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Suarez has also reportedly been fined £200,000 by Liverpool, with the money set to be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

The FA, who have offered to provide anger management classes for the controversial forward, must now decide on the length of the suspension, though it is thought that it will be between six and eight games, similar to the ban handed out when Suarez bit an opponent whilst playing for Ajax in 2010.

Elsewhere, Chelsea look set to make a move for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, after it was revealed that the Belgian international has a release clause of £23 million that could be activated should David Moyes’ men fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The Toffee’s defeat to Sunderland on Sunday looks to have all but ended their chances of making the top four, with both fourth place Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur having played a game less than the Merseyside club.

Both Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St. Petersburg are also thought to be interested in Fellaini, who has been chased by Chelsea throughout the season.

Chelsea eyeing another Belgian star?

Chelsea are reportedly planning a £25 million bid for Everton’s want away forward Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgian international has suffered a dip in form since he was linked to a host of clubs during the January transfer window, and Everton may now be ready to cash in on the man they signed for around £15 million from Standard Liege in 2008.

The Blues are believed to be prepared to offer the 25 year old a five year deal, though Manchester United are also interested.

Elsewhere, the club have been linked with a move for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz.

The Turkey international, who scored in the 2-0 victory over Andorra in the Friday evening’s World Cup Qualifier, has got sixteen goals in twenty-two league appearances this season, and is tied with Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s list of Champions League top scorers.

Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne is also a transfer target for the Blues, according to the Daily Mirror.

The defender was watched by Chelsea scouts in England U21’s 3-0 win over Israel on Thursday evening, and is reportedly seen as a potential long-term successor to Cesar Azpilicueta.

Clyne, who has started all but four of the Saints league games this season, is thought to be valued at around £7.5 million.