Manchester United have agreed an £8million deal with Turkish club Besiktas for Marouane Fellaini.
Fellaini is one of a number of stars in their last year of their contract at Old Trafford, with Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Ashley Young and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all seeing their deals run out in June 2018.
However according to reports yesterday, United are ready to trigger a clause in four of those contracts which will automatically extend it by a further 12 months, buying them plenty of time to decide on their futures.
However, having joined a year earlier than the likes of Herrera and Blind, United do not have the option to automatically extend Fellaini’s deal any more, having triggered his contract extension back in January.
Despite Jose Mourinho being desperate for the player to stay after establishing himself as one of his most trusted players, according to the Daily Mirror, the club have agreed an £8m deal with Besiktas for the player to move to the Turkish Super Lig in January.
United have a policy of only giving players over the age of 30 a one-year deal, meaning Fellaini could be prepared to look elsewhere for more long term security.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has been told that he needs to sell players before he can bring any more in, with at least 25 players currently battling for a place in the squad.
Whether Fellaini eventually moves to Besiktas or anywhere else for that matter is yet to be seen though.