Bad news for Manchester United as AC Milan close in on midfielder

AC Milan have confirmed they’ve made an approach for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini this summer, reports The S*n. The 30-year-old is out of contract in the coming weeks and has rejected an extension.

Milan have been linked with Fellaini for some time and Sporting Director Massimiliano Mirabelli revealed the Serie A giants were close to agreeing a deal.

“Fellaini? He could be an important player. In fact, he is an important player. We know that he is not renewing his contract with Manchester United, but it is difficult to say if we have closed it.

“He has important parameters. We will do something in that role, but with maximum discretion. We will close a deal first before we announce a player.”

The Belgian international joined United from Everton in 2013 and has gone on to make 156 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 30 goals. Fellaini has fallen out of favour recently, however, racking up less than 900 minutes of playing time across the board last season.

Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay were preferred in midfield over the 30-year-old for the majority of the campaign which has led to Fellaini having an uncertain future.

United have tried to tie him down to a 12-month extension, but he’s rebuffed their efforts and looks on his way out when his deal comes to an end. Milan are one of many clubs keen on his signature and are hoping they’ll have positive news to announce soon enough.

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