The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern don’t want to see Nemanja Matic leave the club this summer…
Jose Mourinho, though, seemingly has other ideas – with Manchester Evening News reporting that Man Utd are keen on the midfielder this summer. However, significantly, Chelsea appear to have the key to the kingdom with this deal – with it apparently entirely dependent on whether the Blues would be open to selling to a Premier League rival.
Chelsea could well be open to selling Matic this summer, given the rise of Cesc Fabregas last season and the seemingly impending arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko at Stamford Bridge. That, combined with the fact that under Conte’s formation just two midfielders are necessary, could suggest that Matic may become surplus to requirements.
He would certainly do a job for Man Utd, as he did under Mourinho during the Portuguese’s second tenure at Stamford Bridge. Sitting back and allowing players around to him to move forward, he could be the player that brings the best out of Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera.
That being said, Chelsea seem unlikely to be willing to sell the player to Man Utd, given that both sides are likely to be challenging at the top next season. Matic, on his day, is one of Europe’s best – and if he were to return to his best form, Man Utd could become deadly.
Still, the Man Utd fans in the pub are hoping that a deal can be found.
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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