Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has revealed that Manchester United have offered him a potential extension beyond the current campaign. The 30-year-old is currently recovering from a knee injury which has hampered his playing time since early October.
Speaking to Belgian outlet HOMO, Fellaini confirmed that he has already received a contract proposal from the Mancunian giants, and he expects an improved offer to be made in the near future. However, the midfielder is unsure whether he will accept the offer, having already clarified his situation with manager Jose Mourinho.
“Man United made me a contract proposal and I think they will make another one. I don’t know yet if I’ll accept it – we will see. We [me and Mourinho] talked about it. The coach is someone who respects the decisions of his players,” he said.
Fellaini played an influential role during the months of August and September, where he contributed four goals across all competitions. He has since been sparingly used in the starting XI owing to a knee problem, but his chances of earning a regular start remain bleak.
With Fellaini seemingly pushing for a new challenge, United could be tempted to cash in on his services in the New Year with an unnamed Chinese club in the hunt for his services. Turkish giants Besiktas have also expressed an interest, but the Istanbul outfit would rather prefer to sign him on a Bosman next summer.