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José Mourinho Plans Manchester United Swoop For Chelsea Midfielder

Manchester United WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager is seen during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at the Hawthorns on August 23, 2015 in West Bromwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

With confirmation yesterday that Louis Van Gaal is no longer the manager of Manchester United, it is believed to only be a matter of time before José Mourinho is appointed.

The rumour mill is in over-drive today as several stars are being linked with Old Trafford next season. As we have seen in the past, Mourinho often brings his former players with him to new clubs, and his reign at United could be no different.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Rumours today via Bleacher Report suggest that Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is being linked with a move to United, as the Red Devils look to strengthen the core of their side.

The Serbian midfielder, 27, was at the heart of the Pensioners’ run to the Premier League title in 2014/2015, and Mourinho may want to build his United team around him.

BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 07: Nemanja Matic (R) of Serbia is challenged by Remy Cabella (R) of France during the International friendly match between Serbia and France at the Stadium JNA on September 07, 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia, 2014. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

It is being reported that Chelsea are demanding “more than £25 million” for the former Benfica star.

Having missed out on a top four finish this season, Manchester United know that they need an engine in the back-bone of the side, something that has been missing since the retirement of Paul Scholes.

While this transfer would be a big coup for United, we don’t think the story has too much meat on it just yet, and it ranks lowly on the Pundit Arena Rumour Ranking.

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