The 30-year-old Belgium international is out of contract next summer and is set to leave Old Trafford on a Bosman with United unwilling to offer him a new deal. Despite claims in the French media, United are not in talks with his representatives.
Jose Mourinho admires Fellaini’s robust style but must cut the wage bill before he can sign new players.
Until the news of the secret meeting with PSG emerged, Besiktas were in pole position to take the rambunctious midfielder to the banks of the Bosphorus. Now, the Super Lig club is very much second in the queue if this report is correct.
Fellaini is free to talk to other clubs from 1st January and it’s believed United would prefer to sell him in the winter window rather than hold onto him until the summer.
For PSG, waiting until July makes financial sense with the signings of Neymar Jr., 26, and Kylian Mbappe, 18, last summer causing the French club huge Financial Fair Play headaches.
UEFA is investigating PSG’s finances and in order to comply with regulations, the Qatari-owned club must sell players in January, creating transfer ‘profits’ as well as cutting their wage bill.