Manchester United prepared to take major transfer risk after latest Marouane Fellaini update

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Manchester United are facing a battle to keep hold of Marouane Fellaini as he heads towards the end of his contract and looks no closer to renewing.

The Belgium international has been a key player for Jose Mourinho this season, but Sky Sports claim he could be on his way out of Old Trafford.

The report suggests, however, that this will not affect United’s January plans as they don’t intend to cash in on the player in the winter to avoid losing him for free.

This seems a risky strategy for United, who will surely need to make moves in the transfer market to prepare for Fellaini’s departure as it looks more and more inevitable.

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Bringing in a fee from the former Everton man’s departure could help with the process of signing another midfielder, though United already have strong financial resources anyway.

Diario Gol have recently claimed United could be interested in Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic as an option in that position, while the Sun have also linked them with Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez as another candidate.

Still, neither of these would come cheap and United could certainly do without the extra uncertainty involving Fellaini.

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