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Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Manchester United versatile midfielder Marouane Fellaini, after the Red Devil’s decision to retain the Belgian midfield Stalwart, report M.E.N
Fellaini arrived Manchester United on transfer deadline day of 2013’s summer from Everton in a £27.5 million deal and he was a regular for the side under David Moyes. Upon the appointment of Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2016, Fellaini became a bit-part player and he wants to quit the Red Devils.
Although he was injured for some parts of last season, Fellaini made 12 substitute appearances for United in the Premier league, and the signing of Fred has pushed him further down the selection pecking order of Jose Mourinho.
The 29-year-old was heavily linked with a move to China in the January window but United opted against selling. His contract with United will expire at the end of this month but the report claim United have not withdrawn their offers for him and they expect him to put pen to paper on a new deal.
Paris Saint Germain, and AC Milan have been strongly linked with a move for the player but Arsenal suddenly emerged as frontrunners for his signature after latest reports reveal that the Gunners are preparing to have talk with the representatives of the player.
However, Arsenal may have to look elsewhere to bolster their squad. Mourinho revealed at the close of last season that he wants to player to sign Man United extension deal.
“The position is that we are almost there but in football almost is not enough.
“I want to see the white paper with the United crest and Ed Woodward’s signature and Marouane’s signature.”