Man United 'fear' losing disgruntled Fellaini for free

Ross Houston
November 15, 2017

Fellaini feels he's worth more than the club's latest contract offer, which was a small increase on his current £100,000-a-week pay.

However, it's understood that United have not given up hope of persuading him to sign a new contract and will use the remaining time to reach a compromise rather than accept a reduced fee for the former Everton midfielder in the next transfer window.

United tabled a new two-year deal for the Belgium worldwide in September but despite Jose Mourinho making it clear he remains a vital member of his squad, Fellaini wants to move on.

Arsenal are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

Fellaini is free to hold talks with overseas clubs as from January and could agree to join another team before the season ends.

Instead, however, the Arsenal update is bad news for Turkish side Besiktas, who have been trying to sign Marouane Fellaini for some time.

Galatasaray have a long-standing interest in Fellaini but a host of foreign and Premier League clubs are expected to jostle for his signature in the event Mourinho fails to persuade him to stay at United beyond a fifth season.

However, he re-established himself under Louis van Gaal and has taken his game to a new level under Jose Mourinho who has praised the player's strength of character.

Pogba is now closing in on a return - and could feature against Newcastle on Saturday - which will limit Fellaini's chances of more starts.

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