In an update on the Matic situation, Di Marzio says Juventus have re-opened conversations with Paris St Germain over midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who they have previously been in for, which means Man United are the frontrunners to sign Matic this summer.
Juventus being in for Matic, as well as fellow Serie A side Inter Milan, made the signing of Matic a more difficult conversation to have but if United are effectively the only club really interested in bringing him in, then it makes Ed Woodward’s negotiations that much easier with Chelsea and we need them to be as simple as possible after what happened with Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata.
Jose Mourinho has made it clear he hopes for two more signings this summer – a defensive midfielder and an attacking wide player – and while most Man United fans want to see AS Monaco’s Fabinho signed in that defensive midfield role, it really does look like Matic is the man who Mourinho trusts and therefore wants to bring him.
All is not done for Matic to United but without Juventus in the mix any more, it makes the conversation simpler and we therefore might see some progress sooner rather than later. After all, United really do need movement with so many teams around us making key signings.