Chelsea Star Set For £50m Move To Man Utd

Chelsea Star Set For £50m Move To Man Utd

Chelsea would be prepared to sell for less to a foreign club, with Juventus among the interested parties, but they are smarting over how United hijacked their move for Lukaku.

Manchester United are reportedly clear in the pursuit of midfielder Nemanja Matic with Juventus having pulled out of the race for his services.

Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner, is prepared to let the Serb join their Premier League rivals in recognition of the contribution he has made during his two spells at Stamford Bridge. Today, Man Utd are the favourites to sign Nemanja Matic...

The Telegraph believe that the Red Devils are edging closer to securing a deal to sign Matic.

There remains some doubt that Chelsea will sell to Manchester United after the hijacking of Romelu Lukaku.

The Serbian global, who turns 29 in August, has spent 7 years of his career as a Chelsea player spread out over two spells.

The Serbian global is under contract with Chelsea until June 2019, but last term's Premier League champions are willing to offload the 28-year-old.

Jose Mourinho shared a decent-to-good relationship with Matic during his time at Chelsea, and the Serbi is open to the prospect of a reunion, provided both clubs reach an agreement over a fee.

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While he suffered a dip in form like many at the club in what was a disastrous 2015/16 season, the Italian has once again helped him find his stride and he was an integral part of Conte's 3-4-3 formation and was one half of an nearly impenetrable central midfield pairing alongside N'golo Kante. He is expected to move Diego Costa on and, despite him signing a contract extension, Kurt Zouma is off to Stoke City on a season-long loan deal.