Jose Mourinho is looking for a £35 million-worth reunion with his old Chelsea player Nemanja Matic.
Mourinho had brought Matic back to Stamford Bridge in 2014 from Benfica in his second spell with the Blues, after the midfielder had left Chelsea in 2011. And now, the Special One seems determined to sign the midfield man yet again this summer.
The Serbian has been a regular for Antonio Conte this season, having started 30 league games and lifted the Premier League title for the second time in a span of 3 years.
According to the Sun, Mourinho is after two central midfielders this summer, with Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic and Tottenham’s Eric Dier being the top targets. However, with Dier’s deal virtually impossible to negotiate with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, United boss has set his sights on bringing Matic to Old Trafford this summer instead.
The 28-year-old still has two years left on his current contract, and with a new deal not having announced by the Blues, Mourinho is eyeing Matic as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick, who has been a key performer, but turns 36 this summer.
Written by Sidharth Jindal