Manchester United close to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic
- Manchester United will sign Nemanja Matic next week, reports claim
- Chelsea agreed to sell the Serbian to Mourinho's side for £40million
- The Serbian is allowed to leave due to Tiemoue Bakayoko's arrival
Chelsea have agreed to sell the Nemanja Matic to Manchester United for £40million, Sky Sports reports.
Legit.ng understands that United are looking to complete a deal for the 28-year-old in the coming days after months of negotiation.
Matic made 40 appearances in all competitions last season but he will see his role dimish this coming season after the arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco.
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Juventus dropped their interest in Matic and turned their attention to Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi, as well as Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi.
Despite being unwillng to sell to a domestic rival, Chelsea allowed Matic to join United as a goodwill gesture because of his contribution to the club's two Premier League titles in the last three years.
Antonio Conte would have preferred to sell Matic to Juventus rather than a domestic rival.
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It is however understood that the Serbia international was only interested in a move to Jose Mourinho's sde.
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