Jose Mourinho has reveals his plans in keeping Belgium international midfielder Marouane Fellaini beyond next summer.
The 29-year old midfielder has been a subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks after failing to renew his contract.
Fellaini was offered a new contract extension last summer but he downed the offer down.
Reports have it now that the box-to-box midfielder could leave Old Trafford when his contract expires at the end of the season
Mourinho is known to be a great fan of Fellaini as the versatile midfielder has experienced a favourable play time under the former Chelsea boss.
Although the arrival of Nemanja Matic has limited Fellaini game time to just 11 league appearances this term, he is still highly rated by Mourinho.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of Tottenham game on Wednesday, Mourinho Said:
“He is a very important player for me. He is a great professional that is giving everything he can to help the team. There is a desire from myself, the board and the player to stay together,” Mourinho said.
“That is our objective. Are we going to reach other things? Are we going to agree? I don’t know.
“What I do know is myself, the board and the player – we would like to have a happy end.
“I am happy with his contribution. He is being a great professional for us and I know he wants to stay with us – that is very important.
“He knows that I want him and the club wants him – this is also important for him – but then there is also a paper to sign and you only sign a paper when you are happy with what is written in the paper. So let’s see if that is possible.”
Fellaini joined United from Everton in 2013 and had since made over 140 appearances for the club.
The Belgian is currently being monitored by Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Besiktas.