Locally based outlet Manchester Evening News claim that Jose Mourinho will turn to his old stomping ground of Stamford Bridge this summer.
The need for Manchester United to replace an ageing Michael Carrick, and upgrade from the out of favour Marouane Fellaini necessitates another midfield acquisition once the transfer window opens.
Many options come from the Premier League itself, with Tottenham’s Eric Dier linked with a move to Old Trafford. The versatile Englishman appears to beout of reach however, with the previously sale-happy Spurs unwilling to let go of an integral part of their young English golden generation.
Instead, M.E.N reports that Nemanja Matic of Chelsea is now in his former boss’s sights.
Mourinho signed the Serbian for the Blues in 2014, with both winning the Premier League in 2015. The 28-year-old is valued at around £30m, with the proliferation of N’Golo Kante possibly freeing the way for a Matic departure.
Though the fee demanded is high, Jose Mourinho is set for yet another three figure outlay this summer, as he attempts to make the Red Devils competitive for the Premier League title once again following their disappointing domestic season.