Manchester United fear losing Marouane Fellaini for free when his contract expires at the end of the current season, and the Belgium international is determined not to put pen to paper for a new contract with the Red Devils unless his requisites are fulfilled, reports ESPN FC.
The 29-year-old will be free to discuss terms to a pre-contractual agreement with foreign clubs in 53 days, and United are now running out of time to resolve his future. The midfield powerhouse knows it’s his last chance to land a big contract, as he gets ready to celebrate his 30th birthday in a few days, and he wants United to agree to his own terms on the deal.
United manager Jose Mourinho considers the ex-Everton man extremely important to his squad, and he is keen to retain the services of the big Belgian, who recently recovered from a knee injury, for few more years, even though he turned down United’s initial contract offer in September.
Turkish giants Galatasaray and Besiktas were close to signing him last summer, and further reports also suggested that there was tentative interest from Italy, with AC Milan and Roma monitoring the central midfielder’s situation, and hoping to secure his services for free.
Fellaini arrived at Old Trafford from the Toffees in a £27.5 million deal back in 2013, and in the process, became David Moyes’ first signing after the Scot took over from Sir Alex Ferguson. The versatile player has since scored 19 goals in 142 appearances for the Mancunian giants.
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