MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Marouane Fellaini could be on his way to AC Milan having found himself out-of-favour at Old Trafford.
Belgian international Fellaini was held in high regard by ex-Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.
And he is reported to have been left upset by the Portuguese’s sacking.
The 31-year-old appeared in 13 of Mourinho’s 18 Premier League matches this season, missing three with a knee problem.
But he has found pitch time hard to come by under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Fellaini has made just two substitute appearances under the Norwegian, prompting talk of a move away from the club.
AC Milan are understood to be interested in a move for him, according to Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad.
But having signed a new two-year contract extension in the summer, Fellaini is unlikely to be sold on the cheap.
Milan are having Financial Fair Play issues, and are thought to be keen to offload several star names to avoid any potential repercussions.
Portuguese side FC Porto and China’s Guangzhou Evergrande also have the central-midfielder on their radar.
And the big bucks of the Chinese Super League could tempt Fellaini to join several other former Premier League stars in the Far East.
Meanwhile, a move to Liga NOS champions Porto would provide the Belgian with guaranteed Champions League football – something Fellaini would no doubt struggle to turn down as he hits the twilight of his career.
United are yet to do any serious business in the transfer market this month, though it is expected players will join and leave the club at some stage.
And interim boss Solskjaer has told fans not to count out any deals happening, revealing he would sit down with chief executive Ed Woodward to discuss any potential signings.
“You don’t just plan the next day and next month, I’m sure they’ve got plans, but this transfer window has probably been planned since the summer and the year before,” Solskjaer said last week.
“The structure is phenomenal, so I’m sure they’ve got their targets, I’m here to voice my opinion on that and I’m sure we’ll sit down, me and Ed, if they’ve got anything in the pipeline.
“I’m here to work with the ones I’ve got, they’ve all performed and as long as they perform they should get a chance but that’s my job to improve players and individuals.”