Sky Sports reporter gives update on Arsenal link to signing Man United star
Kaveh Solhekol discusses the reports linking Arsenal with a move to sign Marouane Fellaini this summer
Kaveh Solhekol has played down the chances of Arsenal signing midfielder Marouane Fellaini from Manchester United this summer.
The Gunners have been touted as a possible destination for the combative Belgian midfielder in recent days as the north London club look to bolster their squad ahead of next season.
The 30-year-old’s future has been a source of speculation this summer due to the fact that his contract at Old Trafford is due to expire shortly.
Manchester United are thought to be keen to keep the former Everton star at Old Trafford but have so far been unable to tie him down to a new contract.
Arsenal have been linked with a move to bring the midfielder to The Emirates, but reported Solhekol has now set out a number of reasons why the move is unlikely to happen.
Speaking on the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast, Solhekol said: “The problem Fellaini will have with Arsenal is a lot of the fans aren’t happy with the news that they are trying to sign him.
“The other issue is his wages. The wages he wants are £120,000 a week which is [considered] too much.”
Manchester United have already got their summer recruitment drive into full swing by signing two new players this week.
The Red Devils have tied up deals for both right-back Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred as Jose Mourinho sets about building a team capable of challenging for the title next season.