The 29-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has been strongly linked with moves to Fenerbahce and Galatasaray over the summer.
However, following a series of superb performances at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho has publicly made note of Fellaini’s importance to the side and has offered the midfielder a new contract.
But according to the Mail Online‘s Simon Jones, the latest terms offered by Man United have fallen short of Fellaini’s demands.
United’s policy for players over 30 has been to offer them rolling contracts but Fellaini, having received interest from other clubs, will most likely want something more substantial. That he could leave for free next summer is a useful bargaining chip for talks over the next few months.
Indeed, after years of facing criticism and lying on the fringes at Old Trafford, Fellaini will now feel as if the ball is in his court. Mourinho clearly values the work ethic, physical prowess and relative experience brought by the Belgian and will, you sense, urge the club to meet his demands.