Chelsea Ace Set To Reunite With Former Boss

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Jose Mourinho is looking for a £35 million-worth reunion with his old Chelsea player Nemanja Matic.

The Portuguese is reportedly keen to bring the midfielder on board at Manchester United and has also talked to the club in order to make an offer for the Chelsea star.

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.

Chelsea are hoping to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, and with Cesc Fabregas returning to Conte’s line-up, this Matic deal looks highly possible for the Red Devils.

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  

Sports fanatic with a passion for writing (predominantly football) and “Wants to live life to its fullest.” Writes about the Premier League on his personal blog.

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