Marouane Fellaini ‘agrees Manchester United extension’ until 2020

Tanya Simon
June 29, 2018

Marouane Fellini has reportedly agreed a renewed contract with Manchester United, and will finally put an end to the speculation surrounding his future in the coming days.

The 30-year-old, who joined United from Everton in 2013, is now at the World Cup preparing for Belgium's final group game against England.

Fellaini had previously teased fans over his future by stating a decision would be revealed soon.

With Fellaini seeking an improvement on the terms of a five-year contract that was set to expire at the end of this month, United had faced the prospect of losing a player of significant tactical value to Mourinho for no transfer fee.

Reports made by Belgian publication HLN have claimed that he is very close to adding two years to his current deal - which is due to run out on July 1. "The contract has been signed and I'm going to announce it in a few days".

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It had been expected that he would leave the club.

Clubs such as AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Marseilles, as well as those in China and Turkey, have all expressed interest in the midfielder.

However, Mourinho is an admirer of the former Standard Liege midfielder's combative, unorthodox style, and has been urging him to sign a new deal for some time.

'Last year I went to the coach and I said that I wanted a new contract.

Speaking this week, Fellaini claimed his next move had already been sorted and told reporters: "I am not anxious about my contract running out, I am used to it". And a good player costs at least £40million.

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