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Jose Mourinho speaks on Fellaini's future after Arsenal win


Jose Mourinho speaks on Fellainis future after Arsenal win

Mourinho hints at Fellaini extension

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has cited that Marouane Fellaini is close to earning a new long-term contract with the club.

The Belgium international has been a contract standoff over the past 12 months and this has spread talk of him leaving on a free transfer in June with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus interested.

Despite this, Fellaini has remained a crucial player under Mourinho and the Belgian came off the bench to score a dramatic winner in the 2-1 triumph over Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho highlighted the midfielder's love for the club and hinted that a deal is likely to be finalised soon, he told BBC Sport: 

"I think a player that grabs the crest after scoring is telling clearly that he wants to stay. I want him to stay, the club wants him to stay, I think he will stay, it is nearly there."

Fellaini has been in-and-out of the United first-team through injuries but the Belgian now appears set to be rewarded with a long-term contract which should include a significant payrise.