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Mourinho fears Fellaini exit amid Arsenal, PSG links

Jose Mourinho has admitted he is concerned Marouane Fellaini could leave Manchester United as he has yet to agree a new contract.

Fellaini's deal expires at the end of this season and he reportedly rejected the offer of an extension this week, with Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain among the clubs rumoured to be interested in securing his services.

The Belgium international has become an important figure under Mourinho, who is hoping for a positive resolution.

Having acknowledged his worry at the situation, the manager said: "It is a discussion between the player and the board. I'm not involved in contracts, in deals.

"I respect both; I respect the player because he has the right, has the right to decide his future, and I respect the board because the decisions and the discussions are under control.

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"I just wait, wishing they will have an understanding, but it's out of my control."

United face Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday as they look to dent the eight-point lead Manchester City hold at the Premier League summit.