Manchester United have held initial talks with Napoli over a deal that could see Marouane Fellaini move to the Serie A club on loan.
Reports emerged from Italy yesterday morning about the talks and they were followed up by a swathe of reports from the British press including Independent, Telegraph, Daily Mail and Guardian which were all released at similar times, indicating that United may well have briefed the media about this situation. Usually when the press all follow the same story, there is something definitely behind it.
Fellaini, 26, was a misfit in his first season at United and has now been reportedly told he has no future at Old Trafford by the club due to the types of players Van Gaal wants in his side (not Fellaini by the sounds of it).
The Belgian returned to Carrington yesterday alongside Adnan Januzaj to get back into pre-season training but by the sounds of it, he may not be around at Carrington for much longer.
There wasn’t any point during the season where Fellaini looked like he had the capability to transform himself into the player his £27.5m price tag warranted but with other clubs sniffing around, it looks like United could try and cut their losses now.