Nemanja Matic open to a move to Manchester United this summer – report

by Leo Nieboer

Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic is open to a move to Manchester United this summer after remaining in regular contact with Jose Mourinho, according to reports.

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. 

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