The Serbian, brought to Stamford Bridge by Mourinho back in 2014, has emerged as a target for the 54-year-old, who is keen on securing a defensive midfielder during this window.
Recent reports have suggested that a potential deal has been discussed between the two clubs, with the main obstacle being whether they can agree on a figure.
And according to the Mail Online‘s Simon Jones, the 28-year-old’s representatives have been in contact with Mourinho over the season ahead of a potential move.
You have to speculate, straight off the bat, whether Roman Abramovich would really consider selling a key midfield lynchpin to a fellow rival and, just as significantly, Mourinho.
They have not, with the exception of Juan Mata, done so in the past, but the likelihood of sealing a deal for Matic – who would, without question, free up space for Paul Pogba to surge forward as he resolutely commands the base of midfield – would be increased if Chelsea can secure a defensive midfield target of their own in the form of AS Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko.