Marouane Fellaini close to joining Arsenal in a
stunning transfer summer move
– Belgium international Marouane Fellaini might join Arsenal this summer
– The 30-year-old will run out of contract with Manchester United at the end of this month
– He rejected a chance to extend his stay at Old Trafford after rejecting an offer made to him earlier this year
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is reportedly plotting to join Arsenal in a shocking summer transfer move.
The 30-year-old is currently with his Belgian national team as they are preparing for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Fellaini’s contract with the Red Devils expires this June and he is yet to sign an extension with the Old Trafford outfit, which means he’s close to leaving the club.
Jose Mourinho thought United would have the midfielder sign a new deal with the club before the end of last season, but few months after, nothing has been heard from both the player and the outfit.
The Times reports that the chances of Fellaini signing for north Londoners are higher than striking a new deal at Old Trafford.
According to the same publication, the Belgium international has established contact with the Gunners new boss Unai Emery over a potential move.
However, Italian side AC Milan is also said to have kept quiet over their interest in signing the former Everton player.
Fellaini joined Manchester United in 2013 from Everton under former manager David Moyes in a deal valued at £27.5 million on transfer deadline day.
Having struggled in his first year at the club, the midfielder found his bearing under Louis Van Gaal, and has been superb under the reign of Jose Mourinho – scoring a late minute winner against Arsenal in April an example of this.
However, his lack of playing time at Old Trafford is the thrust of his problems with the club, after starting just five Premier League games all season.
Fellaini was part of the United team that won the UEFA Europa League title in the 2016–17 and also won the EFL Cup.
Before then, he had won the English FA Cup trophy in 2015.