Marouane Fellaini has agreed a new contract at Manchester United according to reports today, ending months of speculation surrounding his future.
The Belgian midfielder, who is currently away on international duty with Belgium at the World Cup, literally has just days remaining as a Manchester United player, with his current contract set to expire on Saturday.
The former Everton midfielder has been linked with a number of clubs around Europe, including Juventus, Besiktas, PSG and Arsenal, with a contract offer to stay at Old Trafford remaining unsigned for months.
United have already lost Michael Carrick from their midfield this summer, and have splashed out £52 million to bring in Brazil international Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk as a replacement, and had already started looking at replacements for Fellaini.
One of the main targets was thought to be Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, although reports recently have suggested he could be close to a move to Juventus.
However, according to Duncan Castles, who seemingly acts as a mouthpiece for current United boss Jose Mourinho, has said tha Fellaini has agreed a new two year deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2020.
One of the main sticking issues of Fellaini’s contract standoff had been the length of deal on offer, with United thought to be offering a one year deal with an option for a further year, whereas other clubs were offering more guaranteed contracts.
Aside from Fred, United have also signed Portuguese youngster Diogo Dalot so far this summer as they look to close the gap to Champions Manchester City. They are thought to want to sign a new centre back as a priority, while could also be interested in a new left-back and right winger.