Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is reportedly planning for a reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho as he waits on a £40m move to Manchester United.
The Serbian international is likely to see his playing time badly affected with the arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko this week, as he had been heavily linked with an exit once the French midfielder had signed.
Having now seen him arrive and effectively push him down the pecking order, the Sun ☀️ claim that the Serbian man has set a 48-hour deadline for the Blues to finalize a deal on his future.
It’s added per the British tabloid that the Chelsea man can leave the Stamford Bridge for £40m, but ultimately the Premier League giants would prefer to see him leave the Bridge and join Juventus rather than to be sold and strengthen league rival sides.
Though, Arsenal and Manchester United are the only EPL club interested in the Blues £90,000-a-week star but, the midfielder is said to have his heart set on a move to United, while it’s claimed that the Europa League winner would be able to offer him the best financial package too with a £150,000-a-week deal over four years said to be on table.
Considering all the details, it would appear as though Matic who was named Benfica’s footballer of the year in 2013, wants a move to Manchester and nowhere else, but it remains to be seen if the Blues would give that green light switch to Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old played an important role in the Blues Premier League title-winning last season in west London, and so Matic leaving is in itself a shock as the Blues will need quality and depth across the squad to compete on various fronts this coming season with their return to the Champions League in mind.
However, it looks as though it will be one in and one out with regards to their midfield, as he awaits permission to complete a move to Old Trafford.
Is he coming to Old Trafford or join Arsenal this summer, to be sincere, I don’t know a shit about on what’s gonna happen, but Mourinho bringing to the Theatre of Dreams this summer, would be another great 👍🏿 thing from the Portuguese man.
Matic with Chelsea so far, as won three Premier League titles, was also part of the Blues squad that won the 2015 English Cup and the English FA Cup in 2010, according to Transfermarkt.