Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is in advanced negotiations with another top Premier League club.
Press Association Sport understands the Belgium international is edging towards leaving Old Trafford following strong interest from a rival team.
The 30-year-old is out of contract at the end of the month and will be able to walk away for nothing.
United boss Jose Mourinho has stressed for much of the last year that he is keen to keep Fellaini at the club – but he started just two league games since the turn of the year.
Speaking after Fellaini came off the bench to score a last-gasp winner against Arsenal in April, Mourinho said: “The position is that we are almost there but in football almost is not enough.
“We are almost there but I can’t celebrate because almost is not enough. I want to see the white paper with the United crest and Ed Woodward’s signature and Marouane’s signature.”
Fellaini, who is part of Belgium’s World Cup squad, joined United from Everton in 2013 but he has failed to hold down a regular place in recent times.
Now he is edging towards the exit as he talks to another top English side, with his suitors ramping up their efforts to sign him in recent days, although a new deal at United remains on the table.
It is understood the club looking to recruit Fellaini will be playing European football next season and are now very keen to get a deal over the line.