Marouane Fellaini could leave Manchester United for AC Milan before the winter transfer window closes on February 2.
This is according to Sky Sports, who understand Milan’s joint chief executive Adriano Galliani will meet with the Belgium international’s agent, Luciano D’Onofrio, later this week.
AC Milan’s preferred option is reportedly a loan move - although if the Rossoneri want to buy the player, they will need to meet Manchester United’s £19 million asking price.
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Fellaini has failed to win over the majority of fans at Old Trafford following his £27.5 million move from Everton in September 2013.
Supporters associate the 28-year-old with the disastrous era of David Moyes, who brought the versatile attacking midfielder to United after working with him for five years at Goodison Park, and his unconvincing performances mean few fans will feel disappointed if he does agree a deal with Milan this month.
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It would be a surprise if Fellaini leaves
It would be a surprise, because of his versatility, if Louis van Gaal agrees to sell Fellaini.
The Belgian showed his capabilities last weekend by rising high to head Juan Mata’s cross onto the bar. The resulting rebound was converted by Wayne Rooney for the only goal of the game against Liverpool.
United already have a thin squad and, with new signings looking unlikely this month, it would be a genuine shock if Van Gaal decides to offload the 6ft 4in midfielder.
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