The Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are desperate to see the side manager Antonio Conte will build in the weeks and months leading up to the new season, however, are also keen to see some key personnel staying on at Stamford Bridge.
According to reports in the Daily Mail, midfielder Nemanja Matic is interested in a move to join former Blues manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
However, the fans in the bar are keen to point out a particular line in the report which states that the powers that be in west London are looking to tie their Serbian international down to a new deal.
The two-time title winner is currently on a reported £90k-a-week at Stamford Bridge, and our landlord thinks that the officials in Manchester would swell that significantly, meaning Chelsea will have to pull a top offer out of the bag, especially considering the links with Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko, who plays the same role as Matic.
While Bakayoko’s potential arrival could mean less playing time for Matic, he could be crucial to Conte’s plans at times during a packed season.
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