Man United transfer news: club could face battle to keep £80,000-a-week star as Turkish giants join hunt for Red Devils ace

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Man United could face even more struggle in their attempts to keep Marouane Fellaini, after reports have emerged that Turkish giants Galatasaray have joined the race to sign the 29-year-old.

This was covered by the Sun, who say that Galatasaray are meddling over whether to make a move for the player or not, with the news outlet also reporting that the player, who is on £80,000-a-week according to the Daily Star, is out of contract at the end of the season, and that Jose Mourinho wants to keep the player beyond the end of this campaign.

The Sun have also reported that Valencia are interested in signing the Belgian international, with it also being said that the player has turned down a contract extension with the club, so it seems as if the Red Devils may have a bit of trouble trying to keep Fellaini in Manchester beyond next summer.

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Man United could have a fight on their hands to keep Fellaini at Old Trafford

Since his move to United from Everton in the summer of 2013, Fellaini has slowly seen himself become a fan favourite at Old Trafford.

In 142 appearances for the Red Devils, the Belgian international has managed to score 19 and assist 10, an average record.

For Everton, the player was different class. In 177 games for the Toffees, Fellaini managed to score 33 and assist 26, a record that should be deemed good considering the player’s young age at the time.

For his international team, Fellaini has managed to amass a very formidable record, as the midfielder has managed to appear 80 times for the Red Devils, scoring 16 in the process.

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Under Mourinho, Fellaini has seen himself gain the reputation of a super-sup, as the player is often hauled on by the United boss late on in the game due to his dominating physical presence and ability to hold the ball up.

Should United end up losing Fellaini come next summer, it’ll come as a big blow to Man United fans, who would hate to see one of their favourite players depart from Old Trafford.

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