Jose Fonte has opened the door to a January transfer after he revealed Southampton would not be offering him a new contract.
In an Instagram post, the 32-year-old Portugal international refuted reports he had rejected a new contract at St. Mary’s by revealing the south-coast club had not table a new deal.
“Just to set the record straight I did NOT reject a new contract, in fact I have been informed by Southampton that they are NOT offering me a new contract,” Fonte said.
“My focus is on Thursday helping us win the game!”
Fonte has been heavily linked with joining compatriot Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
Fonte’s current deal at Southampton expires in the summer of 2018 and it’s believed Jose Mourinho could attempt to bring the Euro 2016 winner to Old Trafford in the new year.
Mourinho is an avid admirer of his compatriot and could be tempted to make a move, with a bargain deal in January a genuine possibility.
Everton are also understood to be keeping close tabs on Fonte.