Done Deal: Arsenal midfield target finally sign £100,000 a week deal

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Marouane Fellaini rejected the chance to join Arsenal before signing a two-year contract with Manchester United, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho was facing the prospect of losing the Belgium international on a free transfer as his deal was due to expire at the end of June.

But Fellaini has now agreed to stay at Old Trafford and has signed a new two-year contract.

According to The Times, Fellaini had received offers from AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Galatasaray and the Chinese Super League.

The midfielder’s representatives also had a meeting with Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat about a switch to United’s Premier League rivals.

 

But Fellaini opted to stay at United once they offered him a two-year deal worth £100,000 a week, excluding bonuses.

The Times also report that Fellaini has informed his Belgium teammates that he will be staying at Old Trafford.

Fellaini has also demanded assurances from United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about the amount of playing time he will receive next season.

The 30-year-old started only seven games in the Premier League last term and was unhappy with the amount of playing time he received.

But Mourinho had urged United to keep Fellaini at the club, despite the board being reluctant to offer the midfielder a two-year contract.

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