Man Utd Pursing £25.6m Deal After Star Flies-In To England For Talks
Manchester United are pursuing a potential £25.6m deal to sign Blaise Matuidi amid reports the French midfielder flew-in to England for talks earlier this week
The summer transfer window is now open so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Blaise Matuidi….
Manchester United are pursuing a potential £25.6m deal to sign Blaise Matuidi amid reports the French midfielder flew-in to England for talks earlier this week, according to a report in the Express.
Matuidi has been a key player for Paris Saint-Germain since joining them from Saint-Etienne in 2011 and his form has helped the French giants secure four consecutive Ligue 1 titles and three domestic trebles.
The 29-year-old has also become a regular for the French national team and has featured in every game as Didier Deschamps side reached the Euro 2016 final where they’ll face-off against Portugal on Sunday night.
However, Matuidi’s future in Paris is far from certain after Unai Emery brought in Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak from Sevilla earlier this month and the new PSG coach is expected to switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation next season which could see the Frenchman left out in the cold.
Matuidi has been strongly linked with a move to England in recent weeks and the Express claim that Manchester United are now actively pursuing a deal with PSG believed to be ready to cash-in at around £25.6m including various bonuses.
The newspaper also points out that recent reports suggested that Matuidi had been given permission to leave the French training camp earlier this week to fly to England for talks with United officials about a possible move to Old Trafford.
These reports come amid intense speculation claiming that United are also closing-in on a world record deal to sign Juventus super-star Paul Pogba so it begs the question what Jose Mourinho’s plans are for Matuidi.
Perhaps the Portuguese coach is lining-up a deal for the PSG star in-case the proposed move for Pogba falls through or maybe Mourinho plans to buy both French international’s and play them together in his new-look midfielder next season.
Either way, it’s exciting times for United fans and it looks as though at least one of Matuidi or Pogba will be heading to Old Trafford this summer and they are both fine midfielders who will certainly strengthen their team in the middle of the park.
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Mourinho has already been extremely active in the transfer market since becoming United boss having splashed out on defender Eric Bailly, attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic so it seems midfield is the next area he plans to add to.