Manchester United transfer news: Frenchman to extend contract at United, Red Devils eye swap deal, and more - 30th January 2019
Only two days remain until the curtains are drawn on yet another transfer window in Europe. Manchester United were expected to make a move for a defender to add steel at the back, but nothing as such has materialised. Instead, the Red Devils are happy to bide their time until the summer to make big moves.
Today's round-up brings positive news for the Old Trafford faithful, with the club close to tying down one of their star performers to a long-term deal. Also, one of the favourites of Jose Mourinho is set to leave the club this week.
On that note, let's have a look at the top stories concerning Manchester United today.
#3 Marouane Fellaini to join Chinese Super League side Shandon Lueneng
According to reports from Belgian publication HLN, Marouane Fellaini is set to leave Manchester United for Chinese Super League side Shandong Lueneng this week. The 31-year-old is no more the favourite he was during Mourinho's times and has decided to continue his career in Asia.
Shandong Lueneng has offered Fellaini a whopping contract of £9.5m per year, with his weekly wages expected to be around £365,000. The deal would make him the second-highest-paid player in China, behind Brazilian playmaker Oscar who plays for Shanghai SIPG.
United and Shandong are yet to agree on a transfer fee for the Belgian, who extended his contract until 2020. Fellaini has made 177 appearances for the Red Devils as of late, scoring 22 times and assisting 12 other goals in the process.