Marouane Fellaini has confirmed he will announce within days where his future lies after rejecting a contract extension at Manchester United.
Speaking to the media ahead of Thursday’s World Cup Group G showdown with England, Begium’s Fellaini, who has been linked with Arsenal, was asked whether the uncertainty over his situation had affected him mentally.
He said: “No, since a few months, I am used to it. I am strong mentally to deal with it and soon I will say where I will be playing next season.”
Asked further if that confirmation will come on July 1, he replied: “Yes.”
United boss Jose Mourinho had hoped to keep Fellaini, who joined the club from Everton in a £27.5million switch in 2013, but the player joined up with his country with no announcement forthcoming.
Fellaini has also been linked with AC Milan and with moves to China and Turkey, although he has declined to shine any light upon where he may end up.
He has made 156 appearances for United, 59 of them as a substitute, scoring 20 goals and earning Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup winners’ medals.
He is reportedly among a host of players lined up as potential signings by recently-appointed Arsenal boss Unai Emery.