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Man Utd reportedly confident about securing move for priority target this summer

The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are enjoying their summer so far…

The Red Devils have enjoyed a progressive summer, both on the field and off of it, with a stellar pre-season campaign progressing alongside a couple of big name additions at Old Trafford.

However, despite the big money captures of players like Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku, it doesn’t appear as though Man Utd’s spending is close to over – with the Independent reporting that the club are beginning to feel confident about another potential deal. It is said that Man Utd are ready to make another move for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, and though they are aware that a move could go beyond the £40 million mark, they are confident that they’ll be able to get a deal done.

Matic has, of course, not been involved for Chelsea so far this summer, instead remaining as one of the very few fully fit players training at the Blues’ Cobham training base.

Thus, it appears likely that a move will be on the cards for the Serbian this summer, and with the start of the Premier League season quickly approaching and no deal in place, a move to Man Utd – which Chelsea would likely have been hopeful of avoiding – could be the only option.

Landlord’s Verdict

It has been a disappointing fall from grace for Nemanja Matic, with his departure from the fold at Chelsea seemingly coming out of nowhere. He was key for the club last season, but has played no part so far this year, so it appears as though all parties are ready to move on.

For Man Utd, he could be the perfect signing, offering midfield power and defensive quality to a midfield that is otherwise lacking in that department at present.

He would allow players like Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera to focus on attacking – something that the Man Utd fans in the pub have been waiting for – whilst also strengthening the Man Utd backline.

Our landlord is right behind this move.

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