Fellaini Ready for Italian Job


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If Jose Mourinho’s criticism for missing out on the FA Cup final stung his pride, Marouane Fellaini can take solace in the news that AC Milan still wants him.

In a bizarre rant, the Portuguese who only a fortnight ago praised the then-injured Belgian for his ‘presence’, declared the midfielder was thinking only of the upcoming World Cup finals.

However, it’s understood that the former Everton player declared himself fit for Saturday’s game. Belgium are understood to be satisfied that the midfielder is fully fit and await him linking up with the squad.

According to the Times, the 30-year-old has been offered a contract when his current Manchester United deal expires in the summer.

Fellaini’s agents are due at Old Trafford for further talks but Milan are desperate to attract the midfielder to the San Siro. The Rossoneri are willing to offer a better salary package to land the 80-times capped Belgium international.

The offer is for a three-year contract, two years longer than currently on offer from United. The caveat in United’s offer is an option to extend by a further twelve months in 2019.

Fellaini is believed to want £100,000 per week which United are reluctant to meet. Milan, however, are understood to be willing to top that deal and meet the wage demands which by today’s standards, appear almost modest.