Marouane Fellaini’s contract at Manchester United will expire on June 30th and Jose Mourinho wants his employer to tie down the midfielder to a new contract.
The 20-time English champions are unwilling to meet the player’s demands, and Fellaini’s representatives have offered the player to host of clubs in Europe and China. Foot 365 journalist Patrick Juillard on Tuesday revealed on Twitter that the Belgium international is a shock option for Arsenal.
The Gunners became the latest club linked with Fellaini. He has been offering himself to several clubs across Europe and the list includes the likes of Paris Saint-Germain. RMC Sport explains why it is a complex situation for Fellaini to join PSG.
Fellaini is advised by former FC Porto player Raul Costa. He shares a very good relationship with PSG sporting director Antero Henrique and Costa deals with the midfielder’s future along with the player’s father and brothers.
The first contact between Fellaini’s camp and PSG dates back to last December, when the latter were looking for a midfielder. The Ligue 1 outfit signed Lassana Diarra but the Manchester United midfielder is still willing to join them if he receives a hefty signing on bonus and a gross salary of €5m per year.
Henrique is unwilling to meet the player’s demands. The situation becomes more complex because new PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is not a fan of Fellaini. At the moment, there is no “firm offer” from the Ligue 1 winners.
That doesn’t mean the former Everton man doesn’t have any options. RMC Sport claims so far Fellaini has received “two concrete offers” from Besiktas and a Chinese club. The Turkish club are ready to meet the midfielder’s €5m per year demands, while an unnamed Chinese side will pay €20m to secure his signature.
Over the past few months it’s been reported AC Milan, AS Roma, Juventus, Arsenal, Marseille, AS Monaco and PSG, along with several clubs from Turkey and China, have all been given the chance to make an offer to the soon to be free agent.
While Fellaini and his camp are busy offering themselves to other clubs across the globe, perhaps it’s time for Manchester United to withdraw any offer on the table. Jose Mourinho may be disappointed not to keep the player, but given that the Belgian is seemingly being offered to anyone who will half listen, it’s becoming a little embarrassing.