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Ander Herrera ready to listen to offers to quit Manchester United in January transfer window

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Ander Herrera is out of contract at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United star Ander Herrera is disappointed at the clubs delay in offering him a new deal and will listen to offers to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window, Metro.co.uk understands.

The Spaniard is out of contract at the end of the season and Herrera has made it clear that he wants to stay at the Theatre of Dreams.

Herrera signed a four-year deal with the option of another year when he joined the club from Athletic Bilbao in 2014 but United have made little progress with the midfielder since triggering a 12-month extension last November.

The midfielders camp believed the club would quickly offer fresh terms after triggering the extension and wouldnt allow Herreras deal to run into its final year.

Mourinho is keen to keep Herrera (Picture: Getty)

However, Herrera is yet to be offered a new contract and the midfielder is now open to offers from clubs in January, Metro.co.uk can reveal.

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Herreras camp are understood to be frustrated by Uniteds refusal so far to offer fresh terms and believe their client will not be short of offers in January when he is free to speak to other clubs.

United allowed Marouane Fellainis contract to run down and eventually bowed to the Belgians wage demands after a series of public pleas from Mourinho.

No such effort has been made for Herrera and there is a sense that United are taking the Spaniards loyalty for granted.

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Herrera is a popular figure in the United dressing room (Picture: PA)

Mourinho, though, is keen on keeping Herrera and values the Spaniards versatility.

However, the Portuguese coach admitted this week that he does not get involved in negotiations and leaves that to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Mourinho values Herreras versatility (Picture: Getty)

I dont belong in the process of discussing deals with the players and negotiations with agents, said Mourinho.

I never did that, its something that I dont even like to do.

I would be a bad negotiator; I would give everything to the players. So I dont belong to that.

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