The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for their side to sign a midfielder this summer, and it appears as though a transfer move by Chelsea could facilitate that…
According to the Evening Standard, with Chelsea closing in on a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko, a departure for Nemanja Matic – who is said to be a Man Utd target – could be sped up, potentially opening the door for a move from the Red Devils. A move of around £40 million could reportedly be enough to snatch the midfielder away from Stamford Bridge, leaving the Man Utd fans in the pub feeling very excited indeed.
Nemanja Matic has proven to be a shrewd acquisition by Chelsea over the last few years, with the Serbian really proving his worth in a blue shirt. Forming partnerships with both Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante in recent years, the midfielder’s form has been relatively good since his arrival, though it must be noted that his form has struggled to remain consistent over the last 18 months or so – though that won’t worry Jose Mourinho too much.
His arrival at Old Trafford would likely have a big impact, as it would allow both Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba to flourish – with Matic able to take on the bulk of the defensive work in the midfield.
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