Galatasaray have made a loan bid for Manchester United midfielder Fellaini according to Mynet.
The Belgium international has fallen down the pecking order at United following the arrival of Paul Pogba and it remains to be seen if Jose Mourinho has plans for Fellaini.
Per the source, the Lions want Fellaini on loan after their pursuit of Lucas Leiva hit the rocks.
Galatasaray sporting director Levent Nazifoglu did reveal that the club would seek alternatives following the Lucas deal not going through.
“We are no longer pursuing Lucas Leiva, we will continue efforts to sign alternative names instead,” Nazifoglu was quoted as saying by Turkish-football.com.
Fellaini does however, want to fight for his place in the squad and he was named in the provision squad for United’s opening game of the season against Bournemouth.
He told MUTV: “When you play for United you have to have competition. There are a lot of good players with quality, but I’m confident.
“Everyone has to fight for his place; I think that’s why you give everything on the pitch. It’s not easy, so if you’re not good or you don’t do well, the other players then take your place and I think they always push you to be the best.
“I think I can help the team, I can contribute, I can do well for this team. I think the manager trusts me – he knows what I can do, he knows my qualities and that is important. I want to give everything for the team.”
Fellaini is a controversial player who divides opinion among United fans and pundits. Croatian football legend Zvonimir Boban once described him as being unable to play football.
“Fellaini can’t play football. Seriously he can’t play football,” Boban was quoted as saying in the Daily Main in 2014.
Provisional Manchester United squad:
De Gea, Shaw, Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Lingard, Rooney, Martial, Ibrahimovic, Mkhitaryan, Romero, Rojo, Rashford, Schneiderlein, Fellaini, Mata, Depay, Jones.