According to the Mirror, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has failed to convince midfielder Marouane Fellaini to sign a new deal at the club this summer. The Belgian international is expected to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season and could have his pick of clubs to choose from.
Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AS Monaco, Besiktas, West Ham United and Leicester City are six sides reportedly keen on his signature, having spoken to Fellaini’s advisors already. United signed the 30-year-old from Everton in 2013 and he’s gone on to make 154 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 29 goals.
The £80k-per-week outcast has hardly been used this season, however. He’s made 21 appearances in the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup combined, but only six of those appearances have been starts. Mourinho has preferred Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Scott McTominay in the midfield, so a departure has always looked on the cards.
The United boss did want to keep Fellaini, with the Red Devils offering him a new deal this season, but the midfielder’s representatives have turned down the contract. After five years at Old Trafford, the 30-year-old looks set for a new challenge.