Manchester United are on the brink of signing two-time Premier League winner Nemanja Matic according to ESPN.
The Serbian was a favourite of Jose Mourinho during his second spell with Chelsea and it now looks as if The Special One is desperate to get the 28-year-old into his Old Trafford squad this summer.
Matic made 40 appearances for Antonio Conte last season and was a key figure in Chelsea’s comfortable title-winning campaign. However, it has been said that the Italian boss is open to selling Matic this summer and, according to ESPN, that deal could be done inside the next week.
Chelsea are expected to confirm a deal for Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko in the coming days, opening the door for Matic to make his move to Old Trafford.
Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and could sign the Serbia international before the end of the week, sources have told ESPN FC…
Tiemoue Bakayoko, Mourinho’s No. 1 option for the holding role, is expected to sign for Chelsea from Monaco – a move that will unlock the door for Matic to head to Old Trafford. – ESPN
United had also been seriously linked with a move for Monaco’s Fabinho. However, with the Matic deal now looking as if it will be finalised in the coming days, it seems as if that transfer is now very much a long shot.