Man Utd News: Jose Mourinho identifies Marouane Fellaini replacement | Football | Sport

Manchester United are expected to lose Marouane Fellaini in the summer after failing to agree a new contract with the Belgium international.

He will be able to leave on a free transfer in July and has been linked with moves to Italy, Turkey and Spain in recent weeks.

The Sun claim Jose Mourinho is now resigned to losing the 30-year-old and has begun scouting to find a replacement.

And top of the Red Devils’ wishlist is reportedly Benfica midfielder Bryan Cristante who is on loan with Atalanta this season.

The 22-year-old has been impressing with the Serie A side who have a £10million first-refusal clause in his contract.

And it is said they could activate it before selling him on for a huge profit to United for around £30m.

However, United will face stiff competition for his signature with a host of Europe’s elite also tracking Cristante.

Atletico Madrid as well as Italian duo Juventus and Inter Milan are all said to be running the rule over the midfielder.

But the Red Devils could have the upper hand with Cristante reportedly being a huge admirer of Paul Pogba.

The Sun claim the opportunity to play alongside his idol in the heart of midfield may sway his decision in favour of…

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