Marouane Fellaini has ruled out a reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho at Tottenham amid speculation the midfielder could be tempted by a return to the Premier League.
The Belgian international played under Mourinho during the pair’s time together at Manchester United, with the new Spurs boss having been a huge fan of Fellaini’s versatility and robust style of play.
Speculation in recent weeks has suggested that the North London side had made tentative enquiries into Fellaini’s availability ahead of the January transfer window, the 32-year-old currently playing in the Chinese Super League with Shandong Luneng.
The former Everton midfielder admits he retains a ‘special’ relationship with his former boss, but has ruled a return to the Premier League, insisting that he is happy with life in the Far East.
“Jose is special for me,” Fellaini told Eleven Sports. “We text each other, we call each other from time to time.
“He’s taken over at Spurs and he’s doing well. I wish him all the best, but I am good where I am now.”
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