Finally, it looks like Marouane Fellain’s days at Manchester United are numbered.
The Belgian international’s contract situation at United has dragged on for months – and with no positive conclusion in sight, as far as Jose Mourinho is concerned, Fellaini looks destined to depart this summer.
United have been making efforts to sign the former Everton midfielder on a new deal, but according to the Times, the terms on the table don’t meet Fellaini’s demands. He wants a three-year contract, whereas United have allegedly offered one.
The report suggests Fellaini will make a final decision on his future this weekend before the 2018 World Cup campaign kicks off. However, he looks set to turn down our offer.
AC Milan have been strongly linked with Fellaini and have apparently already offered him a three-year contract, as per Calciomercato.
Mourinho is a known admirer of Fellaini and would prefer him to remain, but his decision to allow the board to handle negotiations means that he is unlikely to intervene personally. Thank f**k for that.
Michael Carrick has already retired, so this means Mourinho will be losing a second midfielder should Fellaini take the hint of our supporters and jog on.
A midfielder or two that can sprint, pass 10+ yards and doesn’t have the mobility of an elephant would be nice. Get to work, Ed Woodward.