The real reason 30-year-old rejected Arsenal for Man United – report

Marouane Fellaini has turned down Arsenal in favour of signing a new deal at Manchester United, according to a report

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini Photo: The Sport Review

Marouane Fellaini has opted to turn down Arsenal in favour of staying at Manchester United for financial reasons, according to a report in England.

The Times, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the Belgium international is set to remain at the Red Devils beyond the summer transfer window despite intense speculation surrounding his future.

The same article states that former Everton midfielder Fellaini was close to a move to their Premier League rivals Arsenal with his current deal set to expire on 1 July.

However, The Times reveal that Manchester United outmaneuvered Arsenal with a £100,000-a-week contract that will run until 2020 with the option for an additional year.

According to the same story, the Arsenal target will put pen to paper on the new deal later this week to end transfer speculation surrounding his future at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have already signed Brazil international Fred in a £52m deal from Ukrainian Premier League champions Shakhtar Donetsk earlier in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have also completed a deal to sign Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot in a £17m transfer from FC Porto.

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last season to secure their best finish since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.

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