Marouane Fellaini
Belgium's Marouane Fellaini reacts after missing an opportunity to score against Argentina.Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly looking to offload Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to Italian side Fiorentina.

The Serie A outfit has shown interest in signing the towering midfielder, who endured a woeful season with the Red Devils last term. Fellaini made 21 appearances for United, following his high profile transfer from Everton, and failed to impress or even score a goal.

Fellaini was taken to Old Trafford by former manager David Moyes in a £27.5 million deal last summer but newly appointed boss Louis van Gaal is understood to have instructed the club to sell the Belgian before the start of the new season.

And according to the Express, Fiorentina was the first club which expressed an interest in Fellaini, who played a crucial role in Belgium's journey to quarterfinals in this World Cup. He scored in the first match and started the next four matches for the team.

United could let the 26-year-old go for just £15 million but are hoping to get more, if other clubs join and create a bidding war. However, so far it is unknown as to how many clubs are interested in getting Fellaini onboard.

The report also claims United are trying to settle a deal with Real Madrid for Argentine winger Angel di Maria. The Red Devils are prepared to offer around £40 million for the 26-year-old but the La Liga giants are hoping to get around £55 million.

Meanwhile, Dutch club Feyenoord have told United to increase their bid for Netherlands defender Daryl Janmaat, according to the Daily Star. United have made a £4 million bid for Janmaat but the Dutch club is asking £7 million for the wing-back.

Newcastle United are also understood to be in the fray for the Dutchman, as a replacement for French defender Mathieu Debuchy, who could join Arsenal this summer.

United have also held talks with Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon over a potential move for William Carvalho. The Lions are asking £37 million for the defensive midfielder but the Premier League outfit wants them to lower the asking price.

Sporting director Augusto Ignacio had already stated that they are willing to sell the Portuguese international this summer if a club can match Carvalho's release clause.

"We are not concerned with William Carvalho because we have alternatives, who will want to play as well," Ignacio said. "The termination clause ensures a great deal to Sporting. I am very pleased with the negotiations."