Manchester United have rejected a loan offer from AC Milan for Marouane Fellaini, according to the Mirror.
The Red Devils are keen to offload the much-maligned Belgian for £24 million - just £3.5 million less than his 2013 transfer from Everton - but have ruled out any potential loan deal.
A move away from Old Trafford appears firmly in Fellaini’s sights too, given his undoubted desire to protect his place in Belgium's squad for Euro 2016. The midfielder has become increasingly frustrated with his lack of game time under Louis van Gaal.
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A move to Fiorentina appeared to be on the cards when the Dutchman took over 18 months ago, but an injury prevented a deal from materialising. Therefore, if Milan were prepared to match Fellaini's valuation, Van Gaal would be happy to let him go.
The 28-year-old has made only five league appearances this season, managing one goal, and scored nine in all competitions since joining the Red Devils.
A move away would be beneficial for both parties, with United preparing to spend big in the summer and comense a mass overhaul of their squad.
Fellaini's fortunes at United have been drastically different to his time at former club Everton, for whom he scored 33 goals in 177 games and became a fan favourite at Goodison Park.
Upon his move to the Theatre of Dreams alongside David Moyes, however, the weight of expectation proved too much to bear and the Belgian has since become a target of criticism from fans.
If Fellaini wants to get back to playing at the peak of his ability, a move away is essential - and Milan might just be the perfect destination.
Sitting sixth in Serie A, Sinisa Mihajlovic's side are under less pressure to succeed and could provide Fellaini the platform to re-establish himself alongside the likes of Mario Balotelli and Carlos Bacca.
United are reportedly lining up a move for Southampton's Sadio Mane next summer, suggesting Fellaini's chances to prove himself will continue to run dry unless he chases a move away.