Man United set to make £150,000-a-week offer to hold onto midfielder: report

Manchester United are reportedly planning a renewed contract offer for Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The 30-year-old will enter the final six months of his contract in January, thereby allowing him to discuss terms with foreign clubs.

According to The Telegraph, United are preparing a last-ditch attempt to keep hold of Fellaini with an improved salary package of £150,000 a week. Jose Mourinho has spoken highly about the midfielder since the start of the campaign, but the Belgian has up to now knocked back advances from the board.

Besiktas, and an unnamed Chinese club have propped up as potential destinations for the midfield enforcer, and it has previously suggested that the midfield enforcer could be willing to wait until the summer to garner an increased sum as a signing-on fee.

Fellaini is currently recuperating from a knee problem which has kept him out of action regularly since October, but he is nevertheless stalling on a fresh deal as he is not assured of a regular starting spot, unless there is an injury concern to one of Paul Pogba or Nemanja Matic.

At the age of 30, United’s proposal could be a tempting prospect, but the length of the deal remains undisclosed. The Red Devils have a policy of offering one-year rolling contracts, and they may be another factor restricting Fellaini from extending his stay.


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