Report reveals latest update on Man United’s bid to sign two midfielders

Manchester United are beginning to give up hope of signing Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier this summer, say reports

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Manchester United have given up hope of signing Eric Dier from Tottenham this summer and also look unlikely to land Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Red Devils have accepted that they are unlikely to be able to land Dier from Spurs after being told by the north London club that he is not for sale at any price.

The Red Devils are thought to be on the lookout for a holding midfielder this summer as Jose Mourinho prepares for his second campaign in charge at the club.

The same story claims that Manchester United have reached a similar dead end in their bid to sign Serbian midfielder Matic from Chelsea this summer, with the Blues thought to be reluctant to sell to a direct Premier League rival.

The likely failure to land either Matic or Dier could open the door for Manchester United to sign Fabinho from Monaco this summer.

The Sport Review exclusively revealed last week that the Red Devils are targeting the Brazilian as one of their top transfer targets this summer.

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