Insider claims 30-year-old will listen to Man United offer before other clubs
Man United are in pole position to secure Marouane Fellaini's future despite interest from Turkey, according to Kristof Terreur
Marouane Fellaini will listen to Manchester United’s new contract offer before entertaining proposals from other clubs, according to Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur.
The Belgium international has less than six months remaining on his current Manchester United deal despite his vital role under manager Jose Mourinho.
Fellaini has emerged as a useful utility player since the Portuguese coach took over the reins from Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in May 2016.
While the towering midfielder was a scapegoat at Manchester United in the initial seasons following his £27m move from Everton in 2013, Fellaini has now become a vital squad player.
But the former Standard Liege star could leave on a free transfer in the summer unless Manchester United can convince the decisive player to sign a new contract.
Fellaini has been linked with a potential move to Turkish clubs Besiktas and Galatasaray in recent months.
However, Belgian reporter Terreur has claimed that Manchester United are still in pole position to tie Fellaini down to a new long-term deal.
“There is interest from Turkey. But could they pay him the same as Manchester United? We will have to see,” Terreur told the Transfer Talk podcast on Sky Sports.
“There is interest from Italy and France. I think he will still listen first to the offer of Man United. It is his priority at the moment.”
Fellaini has scored three goals in three starts and six substitute appearances in the Premier League this season.
The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table but 15 points behind leaders Manchester City.