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Jose Mourinho is interested in a reunion with Marouane Fellaini at Tottenham Hotspur, per DH.
Mourinho managed Fellaini during his time at Manchester United, with the Belgian scoring 11 goals and registering five assists during his tenure.
The 32-year-old currently plays for Shandong Luneng in China and, following their defeat in China Cup to Shanghai Shenhua, DH reports that Mourinho made a personal call to the midfielder.
He is said to be hopeful of a reunion in north London, with the January transfer window approaching.
Fellaini left United less than a year ago and is currently valued by Transfermarkt at £8.5m.
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This can’t be true.
Fellaini was nothing more than a lump during his time at United and, while he may have provided some important goals, he also routinely slowed his side down, such is his lack of pace and dribbling ability.
If he were available on a free, one would have to say that it could be a workable deal, that chairman Daniel Levy wouldn’t mind spending out on his wages – however high they may be – due to the allure of not paying a transfer fee.
But it is impossible to imagine him sanctioning a deal for a player who will turn 33 next year, regardless of his relationship with Mourinho.
That is not to mention the fact that Dele Alli is also in fine form in the No.10 role, while the midfield spots are taken up by a combination of Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, Moussa Sissoko and Giovani Lo Celso.
Chalk this one up as a nonsense rumour as we head into silly season prior to the January window.
Meanwhile, Spurs fans have been reacting to a link with a former Premier League striker.