Manchester United are seriously looking for a top quality defensive midfielder and it looks highly likely that Chelsea star Nemanja Matic will move to Old Trafford this summer.
Few days back, we covered a report (via The Times) claiming that Conte is prepared to sell the Serbian international to the Red Devils.
Now, as per the latest reports going on in the media, United are close (ESPN) to signing the star, who would cost around 40 million pounds ($51million). Daily Mail have mentioned the same figure as well and claim that the Blues are not prepared to let him leave for cheap.
The Guardian have stated that United are set to sign the 28-year-old star for around 40 million pounds, he has agreed personal terms with the club and will earn around £155,000-a-week ($198,000-a-week).
Since rejoining the Blues from Benfica, Matic has been one of the best holding midfield stars in the Premier League. He provided a solid cover in front of the back line and helped Chelsea win the title in 2014/15 when Mourinho was in charge of the club.
Moreover, the former Primeira Liga star was also influential in the last campaign under the management of Antonio Conte. He scored 2 goals and provided 9 assists for the Stamford Bridge club last season..
If Matic does move to the Old Trafford club, we can expect him to start in the center of the park with either Ander Herrera or record signing Paul Pogba.
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