Turkish giants still confident £27m Man United star will complete move despite Jose Mourinho comments, meeting set to go ahead as planned

Turkish giants still confident £27m Man United star will complete move despite Mourinho comments

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been closely linked with a move to Galatasaray ever since sporting director Cenk Ergun confirmed talks.

“There will be surprises, we are in talks with Fellaini,” Ergun told Turkish-Football following the Lions training session in Austria on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho was quick to shoot down any hint of his star man leaving over the summer.

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“It’s easier for Galatasaray to get me than to get Maroaune,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by Goal.

“Forget it. He’s too important to me.”

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Despite Mourinho’s comments, the Lions remain confident that they can pull off the deal.

A source close to Galatasaray revealed to Turkish-Football that they are still planning to hold talks with United over Fellaini by Tuesday.

The Istanbul giants reached an agreement-in-principle with Fellaini which would see the Belgium international sign four-year deal worth €4 million per-season if a deal is struck with United.

The Lions have been involved in lengthy talks with Fellaini’s representatives who are open to the move.

The 29-year-old has just under 12 months remaining on his contract and will be available on a free transfer in January.

Fellaini could struggle to lock down a lengthy deal for the fee Galatasaray are willing to offer next summer.

Despite not being offered a contract extension Fellaini has been involved in Mourinho’s pre-season US tour and scored against Valerenga in Oslo yesterday.

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