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Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini says China move 'not a priority'

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini says he is in no rush to move to China.

Fellaini, 29, has been a divisive figure since arriving at Old Trafford in 2013, yet the midfielder retained the faith of manager Jose Mourinho.

United recently invoked a one-year extension clause in his contract to keep the Belgium midfielder at the club until 2018, yet talk over his future remains.

Tianjin Quanjian manager Fabio Cannavaro claims to have been offered Fellaini, but the player said a switch to China is not a serious target right now.

"We will see but this is not a priority," Fellaini told Sport/Foot Magazine. "But I am honest, if I am going to China, it is finished for me the national team. The first thing I do is call the coach to tell him that I stop.''

Fellaini remains an important squad player for United, despite fan criticism that peaked when he was jeered by pockets of home fans in December.

However, Mourinho has continually backed the midfielder.

"He could have killed me, but, no, he defended me, he protected me," Fellaini said. "I will never forget."