Talks with Fellaini, who signed a one year extension back in January, commenced over the summer but the Belgian’s representatives have rejected the initial terms offered by the club.
Herrera, on the other hand, is hellbent on extending his future at Old Trafford and talks have been underway since last November.
And according to the Telegraph‘s James Ducker, Man United will activate a one-year extension clause on Herrera’s existing contract if a long term deal can’t be agreed before January, and remain confident of providing a satisfatory package for Fellaini, who has emerged as a vital player for Mourinho in 2017.
Herrera will extend his future at Old Trafford in one way or another. The club will hope to agree a long term deal with the Spaniard, who will be able to talk with other clubs in January, but they have the option to activate a 12 month clause and reassess the situation over the summer.
Fellaini’s situation, however, remains firmly in the balance, but you sense Mourinho will not allow the club to reach a deadlock in negotiations with a player he deems too important to lose.