SPORTS NEWS: FELLAINI SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION AT UNITED; ROUND OF 16 WORLD CUP FIXTURE AND TRANSFER NEWS
Friday June 29, 2018
By Aiden Graw
SPORTS UPDATES: FELLAINI EXTENDS CONTRACT AT OLD TRAFFORD
Marouane Fellaini has signed a new contract at Manchester United keeping him at the club until 2020.
Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini has thanked Jose Mourinho for his “faith” after signing a new two-year contract at Manchester United.
The 30-year-old, whose previous deal was due to expire on 30 June, had been expected to leave Old Trafford.
United manager Jose Mourinho said he wanted to keep Fellaini and the club spent the past few months trying to persuade him to stay.
“I made this decision because I am very happy here,” said Fellaini.
“I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve. I would like to say a special thank you to Jose for the faith he has always shown in me.”
Fellaini has scored 20 goals in 156 appearances for United since a £27m move from Everton in 2013.
His new contract gives the option for a further season.
“I am very happy Marouane is staying with us,” said Mourinho. “I always believed in his desire to stay with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.”
Fellaini became David Moyes’ first significant signing after he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson, but endured two spells out of the team last season because of a knee injury that eventually required surgery.
He missed the FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea at Wembley in May with a muscle strain.
WORLD CUP ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES
FRANCE V ARGENTINA @5:00pm Saturday
URUGUAY V PORTUGAL @9:00pm Saturday
SPAIN V RUSSIA @5:00pm Sunday
CROATIA V DENMARK @9:00pm Sunday
BRAZIL V MEXICO @5:00pm Monday
BELIGIUM V JAPAN @9:00pm Monday
SWEDEN V SWITZERLAND @5:00pm Tuesday
COLOMBIA V ENGLAND @9:00pm Tuesday
Romelu Lukaku is wanted by Real Madrid this summer with the Spanish club ready to offer Cristiano Ronaldo in a huge swap deal to Manchester United.
England striker Harry Kane is a shoo-in for the World Cup Golden Boot, according to former Tottenham defender Ledley King.
Daniele Rugani’s agent claims the Juventus star’s move to Chelsea hinges on incoming boss Maurizio Sarri.
Jack Wilshere is in Turkey finalising a move to Fenerbahce after announcing he will leave Arsenal, according to reports.
Liverpool and Chelsea have finally come to an agreement over Dominic Solanke’s fee.
Bournemouth are in talks to loan Emerson Hyndman to Wigan.
Chelsea have ‘jumped ahead of Liverpool and Real Madrid’ in the race to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson.
Free agent John Terry has been training at Chelsea’s Cobham base in a bid to stay in shape ahead of the new season.
Chelsea have initiated talks with the representatives of CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin.
Rangers are poised to tie up a double loan move for Roma striker Umar Sadiq and Mali international midfielder Lassana Coulibaly.
French club Lille are set to launch a £5m bid for Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic.
Everton are weighing up a move for Celtic star Kieran Tierney.
West Brom are angry with Watford for destabilising keeper Ben Foster with a bid of just £1m.
Arsenal’s forgotten man Lucas Perez is to report for pre-season training early to impress Unai Emery.
Stoke are refusing to go above £4m for West Brom winger James McClean.
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