Manchester United star stuns club over contract decision, and could leave for free

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has shocked the club by rejecting a new contract offer, a move which could see him leave for free.

The Belgian has just over seven months remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford, and is free to talk to other clubs from January, as well as being allowed to sign a precontract agreement.

He has become an important part of the United squad over the last twelve months, with Jose Mourinho being a big fan of the Belgian. While Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are the club’s first choice midfielders when fit, Fellaini has been Mourinho’s go to man in their absence. His displays have finally earned him the support of the Old Trafford Faithful, after several years of being unconvinced by the £27.5m man.

However reports today suggest that he has stunned the club by turning down a two-year contract extension that would see him stay at the club until 2020.

He has been linked with a move to Turkish club Besiktas over recent months who have confirmed they are interested in signing the midfielder.

Reports last week suggested that United were reluctantly willing to cash in on the former Everton man for around £8m in January, but the latest reports suggest that Jose Mourinho is determined to keep Fellaini at the club until the end of the season, where he would then be allowed to leave for free.

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