Report: Man United agree to sell Fellaini to Shandong Luneng

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United (2R) celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with team mates during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Manchester United and BSC Young Boys at Old Trafford on November 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester United have reportedly agreed on the sale of Marouane Fellaini to Shandong Luneng with the midfielder having been spotted at the airport.

The Belgium international has been strongly linked with a transfer to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng since Tuesday.

It’s understood that Fellaini has already agreed on personal terms with Shandong Luneng, despite having only signed a new two-year contract at United last summer.

Now BBC reports the Red Devils have reached an agreement with Shandong Luneng for Fellaini’s move to the Far East.

The report adds that Fellaini has passed his medical and that the transfer should be finalised shortly.

The 31-year-old midfielder has been at Old Trafford since the summer of 2013 after his former Everton boss David Moyes signed him for £27.5m on deadline day.

Fellaini has been an ever-present figure in the United squad under Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.

The Belgian has managed a total of 22 goals and 12 assists in 177 appearances for United across all competitions.

He’s also won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, Europa League and Community Shield in his five and a half years at the Red Devils.

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The 2018/19 Premier League season proved to be a significant step forward for Arsenal Football Club.

But, amid calf injury problems, Fellaini has only played for 31 minutes under interim coach Ole Gunner Solskjaer since he was appointed on December 18.

And it appears United have decided to cut their losses over Fellaini and sell up while they can still get a good price.

On Thursday morning, Fellaini posted an image on his Instagram story at an airport with the caption “Let’s go” to all but confirm he’s heading over to China.

Reports suggest that the midfielder is set to agree on a very lucrative deal of £200,000 per week in salary.

Whether a deal is announced before tonight’s transfer deadline is unknown as the Chinese Super League deadline is set until February 28, which means neither party are in a hurry to conclude the transfer.

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