Solskjaer offers update on future of midfielder closing in on £15m deal

Date published: Friday 1st February 2019 3:11 - Oli Fisher

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that midfielder Marouane Fellaini is closing in on a move to China.

The 31-year-old has been with the Old Trafford giants since 2013, with the former Everton midfielder establishing himself as a key figure under Jose Mourinho.

United’s main business on deadline day was tying Martial down to a new contract, but while the Frenchman re-committed to the club, Marouane Fellaini edged closer towards an exit to China.

Fellaini has only managed 31 minutes since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took caretaker charge last month, although a calf injury has ruled him out of recent matches.

The Belgium international looks set to start a new chapter with Shandong Luneng after reaching an agreement in principle with United.

Asked to provide an update on Fellaini, Solskjaer said: “Nothing’s confirmed there yet, so obviously what I talk to players about would have to be between the two of us.

“We had good discussions, obviously he got injured so we spoke about that but nothing’s confirmed so I can’t say more, really.”

Another Chinese Super League side are believed to be monitoring the situation, with clubs there having until February 28 to complete signings.


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