The Belgian signed a one year extension with the club earlier this year and will be allowed to speak with other clubs by January, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
But Jose Mourinho is determined to keep Fellaini at the club following what has been a scintillating start to the 2017/18 campaign from the midfielder.
And according to the Mirror‘s David McDonnell, the 29-year-old’s value to the club and Mourinho’s admiration of his qualities will ensure that a new deal – set to be for two years with a possible one year extension – will be agreed.
Negotiations between Fellaini’s representatives and the club are currently underway but no mutually acceptable agreement has been reached as of yet. The Belgian has reportedly demanded a pay rise and a new contract that stretches further than just one year – a standard policy for players over 30 at the club.
In the end, Fellaini will get what he wants. His power and decisiveness ever since Paul Pogba‘s injury has highlighted the importance of his knowhow to the squad and Mourinho will not want to see him speaking with other clubs in January ahead of the business end of the season.