Report: Marouane Fellaini agrees terms with Chinese club

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team's first goal 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 midfielder Marouane Fellaini has reportedly agreed to personal terms with Chinese side Shandong Luneng.

Shock reports came out on Tuesday afternoon announcing that United had entered negotiations with an unnamed Chinese club over the sale of Fellaini.

This came as a big surprise for many given that Fellaini had only agreed on a new two-year deal in June at United after allowing his original contract to run out at the end of last season.

Now the BBC reports that the mysterious club interested in Fellaini is called Shandong Luneng and added that personal terms have been agreed on.

Shandong Luneng are one of the biggest clubs in China after winning the Chinese Super League four times along with five FA Cup titles.

Last season, Shandong Luneng finished third in the league table and 10 points behind winners Shanghai SIPG and qualified for the AFC Champions League qualifiers.

Now the Chinese side hopes to add Fellaini to their ranks in time for the start of the new season, which will begin on March 1.

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The American footballer joined the Blues on January 2010, but he only played 13 matches before returning to LA Galaxy.

United have refused to announce whether a transfer fee has been agreed on yet for Fellaini’s sale, but caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he has no idea what will happen with the Belgium international.

“To be honest, no,” admitted Solskjaer on whether there was an update on Fellaini’s future.

“I’ve been busy all day, so I don’t know the latest update on that one so just wait and see.”

The Chinese transfer window closes on February 28.

Fellaini was absent from the United squad on Tuesday night due to a calf injury as Solskjaer’s winning start as coach came to an end following a 2-2 draw against Burnley at Old Trafford.

Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood had given the visitors a shock 2-0 lead before Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof scored very late into the game to salvage a point for the Red Devils.


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