According to reports from the Sun, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hoping to convince Marouane Fellaini to sign a new contract after holding crisis talks with the player.
Marouane Fellaini is clearly regarded as a very valued member of the Manchester United squad by manager Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese manager has repeatedly defended the Belgian international whenever he has been criticized by the fans and the media.
Given such loyalty from Mourinho, Fellaini has surprised many by not committing himself to a new contract with Manchester United and there is widespread speculation that the 30-year-old could be leaving Old Trafford during the upcoming January transfer window as his existing deal at the club will expire upon the conclusion of the current Premier League campaign.
The likes of PSG and Besiktas are believed to be interested in acquiring the services of Fellaini but Mourinho has not given up on his hopes of keeping hold of the midfielder at Old Trafford – if reports are to be believed.
According to the Sun, Mourinho has held crisis talks with Fellaini in a desperate attempt to keep him at Old Trafford beyond the end of the season and it is understood that United have offered the ex-Everton man a two-year deal worth around £130,000-a-week.
A source allegedly told the Sun, “In the last few days Jose has tried to get him to stay at the club during contract talks. The boss promised to speak with the board on his behalf and asked if it is now just a matter of cash.
“Jose told him that he will continue to get plenty of playing opportunities under him at United. He may have already made up his mind but Jose is convinced he can still get him to change it and stay here.”