Transfer news: Napoli boss Rafa Benitez says Marouane Fellaini's future in Manchester United's hands

By Simone Bargellini.   Last Updated: 05/08/14 1:32pm

  • Share:
Marouane Fellaini: Linked with Napoli but Manchester United have yet to decide on his future

Marouane Fellaini: Linked with Napoli but Manchester United have yet to decide on his future

Sky Bet

Rafa Benitez has said that Marouane Fellaini’s future will be decided by Manchester United after being linked with a move to bring the midfielder to Napoli.

Fellaini has been mentioned as one of the players Louis van Gaal might be looking to move on this summer as he begins to reshape his squad after taking charge at Old Trafford.

The Belgium international had a disappointing first season at United following his switch from Everton 12 months ago and speculation has suggested that Napoli are among the clubs monitoring his situation.

There have been reports of a loan move to Naples, but Benitez was reluctant to discuss a player who remains on a long-term contract at another club when asked about his interest at a press conference.

"He's not one of our players, his future does not depend on us, but on Manchester United. I think about working with the players I have."
Rafa Benitez

Van Gaal has revealed that he is set to speak to those members of his United squad who do not figure in his plans, and Benitez is happy to wait for further developments.

Asked about Fellaini, the former Liverpool boss said: “He's not one of our players, his future does not depend on us, but on Manchester United. 

“I think about working with the players I have.”

Javier Mascherano is another player to have been connected with a move to Napoli, having played under Benitez at Liverpool before joining Barcelona in 2010.

However, Benitez admits there is no chance of him being able to lure Mascherano away from the Nou Camp.

He said: “This (possibility) is closed. I spoke with Javier and his agent but Luis Enrique has great respect for him and I understood that it was not possible to take him.”

  • Share:

Related

Summer Transfer Window 2014

Igor Vetokele: Provided a goal threat for Charlton

Who bagged a transfer bargain?

Who bagged a transfer window bargain? We examine the Sky Bet Football League's best value summer signings.

Florent Malouda: Currently a free agent

Malouda denies Blues link

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has distanced himself from a link to Birmingham.

Morgan Schneiderlin: Will give his all for Southampton

Schneiderlin switches focus

Morgan Schneiderlin wanted out of Southampton over the summer, but has switched his focus back to events at St Mary's.

Most Popular

Features

Tim's World Cup A-Z

Tim's World Cup A-Z

Sky Sports News HQ reporter Tim Abraham has spent the last seven weeks in Australia. Here's his A-Z...

The Ox's England Team-Mates

The Ox's England Team-Mates

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tells Soccer AM which England star is the worst dancer and who has the worst wardrobe...

PL Euro stars

PL Euro stars

Which Premier League stars played a key role for their country in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers?