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Mourinho wants ‘important’ player to stay at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reiterated his desire for midfielder Marouane Fellaini to sign a new contract with the club.

The Belgium midfielders current contract expires at the end of this season, and he has been heavily linked with moves to either Turkey or Italy.

Speaking ahead of United’s crunch Premier League fixture against Spurs tomorrow night, Mourinho was quizzed about the 30-year-old’s future and replied:

“He’s a very important player for me. He’s a great professional who is giving everything he can to help the team and there is a desire from myself, the board and the player to stay together, that’s our objective.

“Are we going to agree? I don’t know. What I know is myself, the board and the player would like to have a happy end.”

Fellaini signed was signed by David Moyes from his former club Everton for £27 million on transfer deadline day 2013.

Despite not always being popular with a large portion of the Old Trafford faithful, he has always retained the faith of Mourinho and United’s former boss Louis Van Gaal.