Despite reports of Besiktas' interest turning out to be false, Fellaini's precarious situation hasn't changed. The fact that his contract expires following the 2017/18 campaign, along with his sudden importance to United's midfield set-up, makes his negotiating position strong.
Following the dismissal of the Scot, Fellaini remained in Manchester under new boss Louis van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho but is still the focus of transfer rumours at the club.
In other news, Fellaini intends to sue his boot manufacturers New Balance for £2.1m as he claims that the footwear injured him.
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says that Manchester United'sMarouane Fellaini "needs a proper 10 days work with no game" before he can be considered fully fit.
Fellaini signed an endorsement with New Balance during his time with Everton, but the Sun reported that the boots that the 29-year-old was forced to wear as part of this agreement caused 'loss of enjoyment, inconvenience and impact on performance'.
Texas church shooting: Mental health and gun violence
By contrast, in Japan there's less than one gun per 100 people and, on average, fewer than 10 gun deaths per year . The U.S. vastly outstrips the rest of the industrialized world in terms of gun ownership and gun violence.
Two police officers shot in Georgia
The GBI will determine whether officers returned fire in the incident which locked down the nearby Forest Park Middle School. One officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries and the other officer went into surgery.