Man United face struggle to keep 29-year-old – report
Manchester United have still not reached an agreement with midfielder Marouane Fellaini about a new deal, say reports
Manchester United are set to face a “struggle” to keep hold of Marouane Fellaini beyond this season, according to reports in the British media.
Sky Sports is reporting that the Red Devils have been “locked” in contract talks with the Belgian midfield, who turns 30 next week.
The same story claims that the midfielder was offered a new contract by Manchester United back in September, but Fellaini rejected the deal.
Despite no progress having made, the same article claims that the Red Devils are still hopeful of reaching an agreement with Fellaini, whose current contract expires at the end of this season.
The midfielder would potentially be able to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in the January transfer window.
The same story claims that Manchester United will not sell Fellaini in the January transfer window, and know that they could risk losing him for nothing next summer.
Manchester United are currently preparing for their Premier League clash against Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon as they look to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Chelsea before the international break.
The Red Devils are currently second and eight points behind leaders Manchester City.