Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that midfielder Marouane Fellaini is close to signing a new deal at Old Trafford.

The Belgium international, whose current contract expires in the summer, has rejected a contract offer from United in September last year.


The 30-year-old has been linked with Besiktas and Galatasaray move. But Mourinho believes the midfielder is almost there on the contract extension.


“We are almost there but I can’t celebrate because almost is not enough,” said Mourinho.

“I want to see the white paper with the United crest and [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward and Marouane Fellaini’s signatures.”

“I think a player that grabs the crest after scoring is telling clearly that he wants to stay, I want him to stay, the club wants him to stay, I think he will stay.”

“We are trying to think about our team, little touches, little replacements – a Michael Carrick replacement, this kind of situation – but until now I didn’t lose one second thinking about a Marouane replacement.”

Fellaini, that is all* #NutsAboutThisGame #MUNARS 📷 Eurosport

A post shared by Football Nation (@footballnation93) on


Fellaini joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2013 from Everton during David Moyes era at Old Trafford.

See also:

Salah DETHRONES Messi and BREAKS Ronaldo and Drogba RECORDS

Manchester United’s Great Transfers Since 2000

SIX Best Players Who Might Not Make Spain’s World Cup Squad