As such, the news emerging today - that Fellaini's representatives will meet with Arsenal ahead of the expiration of his contract on June 30 - will be met with mixed emotions from fans of the Red Devils.
Paul Hirst of The Times reported on Monday afternoon that Arsenal's interest in Fellaini is genuine and he is more likely to move to the Emirates Stadium than put pen to paper on a new deal at United. Last 15 minutes, "get him on".
Fellaini is out of contract at Manchester United at the end of the month and has been allowed to negotiate with other English clubs since Friday.
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Fellaini, who made his name at Everton, is now away with Belgium's World Cup squad and is not expected to make any decisions over his future until he returns from Russian Federation next month.
Arsenal are on a tight budget this summer after spending big on Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season.
However, if they are found guilty, chances are that Fellaini may not move to Italy and would rather stay in England to continue his career.
AC Milan had also been in the running but the Serie A club have run into trouble with respect to Financial Fair Play and now face exclusion from European competition.