Marouane Fellaini “in talks” with Galatasaray and Fenerbahce over potential move – report

by Leo Nieboer

Marouane Fellaini has entered talks with Turkish sides Galatasaray and Fenerbahce ahead of a potential move to Turkey in the near future, according to reports.

The Belgian was strongly linked with a move to the former club earlier this summer; representatives were reportedly set to fly to Manchester to complete a deal, but no deal ever transpired.

Jose Mourinho, in response to the rumours, made it abundantly clear that Fellaini was an important part of his plans for the season and wouldn’t go anywhere.

But according to Turkish-Football, Fellaini has an agreement in principle with Galatasaray to join them for free next summer when his contract expires, whilst also entering talks with Fenerbahce over a potential January move.

The 29-year-old’s role at Old Trafford is clear: to act as a bruising alternative when opponents are proving hard to break down through the middle. His cameo against Leicester City, for example, was a neat illustration of the disruptive influence he can have on games, and Mourinho clearly sees this as an important asset.

How he figures beyond this season, however, is something of a mystery. Mourinho will probably look to invest further in the middle and Fellaini, in turn, may want to secure a regular place elsewhere.


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