- AC Milan, have confirmed they are chasing a deal for out-of-contract Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini
- Fellaini, 30, is a free agent after snubbing an improved offer from the Red Devils
- And AC Milan are securing to securing a deal with him
Serie A giants, AC Milan, have confirmed they are chasing a deal for out-of-contract Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
The 30-year-old is available on a free after snubbing an improved offer from the Red Devils.
And Serie A giants Milan are close to securing a deal with the Belgian international, with sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli hailing the giant Belgian.
He said: "Fellaini? He could be an important player. In fact, he is an important player.
"We know that he is not renewing his contract with Manchester United, but it is difficult to say if we have closed it.
"He has important parameters. We will do something in that role, but with maximum discretion.
"We will close a deal first before we announce a player."
Fellaini sat out of the defeat to Chelsea with a thigh strain but should recover in time for the World Cup.
He joined United in 2013 as David Moyes looked to his Everton connections to strengthen his squad.
And while he has not held down a place in the XI, Fellaini has been highly thought of by his bosses - including Mourinho.
Manchester United chiefs could yet sanction an improved offer to help the Special One keep their man.
But they will have to move quickly or Milan could tempt the playmaker to join their fight to return to the top of the Italian game.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Jose Mourinho gave his thoughts on Marouane Fellaini and revealed three players sure to start in Manchester United's Champions League clash against Basel.
The Red Devils are back in Europe's elite club after winning the Europa League last season.
Speaking ahead of his side's first game in the competition this season against Basel on Tuesday, September 12 night, Mourinho reminded everyone of how important Fellaini is to him.
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