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.
Jose Mourinho says he’d like Marouane Fellaini to be at Old Trafford next season.
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“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 joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2013 from Everton during David Moyes era at Old Trafford.