Marouane Fellaini could become the latest victim of Louis van Gaal's ever-changing regime at Manchester United, according to the Sunday Mirror.
The Belgium international was thrown into the rumour mill last week after AC Milan reportedly made a bid to take him on loan for the rest of the season.
That bid was rejected, but the Serie A outfit were told they could have Fellaini on a permanent deal if they agreed to pay £24million.
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Fellaini himself is believed to be keen to end his association with the Red Devils. Van Gaal has used him as a utility player for much of his reign and his reputation has fallen massively from the dizzy heights he enjoyed during his Everton days.
As a result, there is a feeling that the midfielder is at risk of missing out on a place in Belgium's Euro 2016 squad, and he feels that leaving in the current transfer window will help assure his place in Marc Wilmots' plans.
Being part of that squad is a priority for most Belgian stars. Their 'Golden Generation' is tipped to win the country's first major title in France this summer and Fellaini will do whatever it takes to make sure he's on the plane.
But Manchester United may be doing him a disservice by asking for too much money. They are attempting to reclaim the vast majority of the £27.5m they paid to sign him in 2013, but it is probably too rich for AC Milan's blood.
Fellaini is now 28-years-old and hasn't played regular first-team football since arriving from Goodison Park. He is unlikely to represent good value for money for any club at that price.
Milan are already in a financial struggle having seen talks to sell 47 per cent of the club to Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol hit trouble.