Nemanja Matic is expected to team up with his ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United in the coming weeks.
The Chelsea midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford and was missing from Chelsea’s Nike kit launch yesterday.
The deal is only stumbling as Antonio Conte finds an adequate replacement for Matic before he allows the Serb to leave Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are expected to complete the signing of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and once that deal has been confirmed, United are hopeful of securing Matic.
The Manchester Evening News says Matic, 28, wants to join Manchester United after Jose Mourinho had earmarked the Serbian as the holding midfielder to grant Paul Pogba a freer role next season.
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