Bad for Besiktas: Arsenal & Marouane Fellaini

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Manchester United have ruled out selling Marouane Fellaini in the upcoming transfer window despite the midfielder rejecting the offer of a new contract, which leaves him free to negotiate with rival clubs from January 1.

Fellaini has left Jose Mourinho stunned by turning down a new contract.

Fellaini feels he's worth more than the club's latest contract offer, which was a small increase on his current £100,000-a-week pay.

European heavyweights Inter Milan and Besiktas are interested too.

Whatever happens in the continued negotiations with Fellaini, United are insistent they will not sell the player in January despite the potential of missing out on a transfer fee which such a stance would present.

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That Marouane Fellaini's status at Manchester United would be such a talking point, even six months ago, shows the progress he's made with fans.

Fellaini has emerged as a key player under Mourinho and the United manager was keen to praise the midfielder for making himself available in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea before the global break.

In total, 56 of Fellaini's 142 United appearances have come in the 15 months since Mourinho took charge and the manager has been a staunch supporter of the Belgian amid much conjecture from supporters and critics.

Jose Mourinho now sees Valencia's Carlos Soler as his main January transfer target, in what is likely to be a limited window for Manchester United.

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