Man Utd Eye Audacious Move For £40m Chelsea Star As Mourinho Plans 4 New Signings
Manchester United are eyeing an audacious swoop for £40m-rated Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic as Jose Mourinho kick starts a busy summer
Managers are now making plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Nemanja Matic…
Manchester United are eyeing an audacious swoop for £40m-rated Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic as Jose Mourinho kick-starts a busy summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The United boss resisted the temptation to dip in to the January window and will instead embark upon a huge overhaul this summer with the MEN claiming the Portuguese coach will have a £200m transfer kitty at his disposal.
The newspaper says Mourinho is targetting at least four new signings with a centre-back, central midfielder and two forwards on the agenda and it looks as though the ‘Special One’ already has his targets in mind.
With Michael Carrick now 35 and out-of-contract this summer a new holding midfielder needs to be a prioirty and United have been strongly linked with a move for Eric Dier in recent weeks.
However, the MEN suggest that Mourinho accepts it’s going to be difficult to persuade Tottenham to cash-in on the England ace so he’s now targetting an equally audacious swoop on former club Chelsea.
The newspaper says Mourinho is keen to be reunited with Matic at Old Trafford and feels the Serbian international is a more attainable target than Dier this summer.
Mourinho was the man who lured Matic back to Stamford Bridge during his time at Chelsea and the 28-year-old played a key role in helping the Blues win the title back in 2015.
However, Chelsea are being tipped to bring in at least one new central midfielder to play alongside N’Golo Kante next season meaning Matic could find himself out in the cold and open to the idea of joining Mourinho in Manchester.
We’ll have to see how things develop over the coming weeks but the MEN suggest that United are confident a deal worth in the region of £40m can be agreed with the new Premier League champions.
Chelsea proved they aren’t afraid to do business with their rivals after selling Juan Mata to United in 2014 so we could see a similar deal for Matic if Conte is open to the idea of selling the midfielder.
I think Matic would be an excellent signing for United if they could pull it off as he’d be the perfect foil for Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera in the middle of the park.
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