Mourinho admits he fears losing Man United star, Turkish giants have held talks

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United celebrates scoring the third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Mourinho admits he fears losing Man United star, Turkish giants have held talks

Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has been linked with an Old Trafford exit as contract extension talks continue to drag on.

Fellaini has under 12 months left on his contract and will leave as a free agent unless a new deal is struck.

Jose Mourinho has admitted he fears Fellaini may not be at United next season [Sky Sports]: “Yes, I am.”

Mourinho responded to a question asking if there was anything he could do to turn it around by saying: “Nothing. It is a discussion between the player and the board. I am not involved in contracts, in deals. And I respect both.

“I respect the player because the player has the right to decide his future. He finishes his contract, he has the right to decide his future, and I respect the board because the decisions and the discussions are under their control.

“So I just wait, wishing that they will have an understanding but it’s out of my control.”

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The report highlights that Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray have all been linked with a move for Fellaini but also names PSG as being interested.

Turkish-Football recently reported that Besiktas have held talks with Fellaini’s representatives over a four year deal.

The Black Eagles are set to hold further talks in the lead up to the winter transfer window.

Besiktas want Fellaini on a free transfer at the end of the season and are not keen on paying a transfer fee in January.

Galatasaray came close to signing Fellaini over the summer but Mourinho vetoed the deal.

“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.”