Antonio Conte replies when asked if Man United are signing Nemanja Matic

Antonio Conte insists that he doesn't know whether Nemanja Matic will sign for Manchester United from Chelsea this summer

antonio conte
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Antonio Conte gave nothing away when asked whether Manchester United are set to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea this summer.

The 28-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his midfield options ahead of his second campaign in charge.

Matic’s future has been thrown further into doubt after Chelsea moved to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco to beef up their squad and add further competition in midfield.

There is yet to be any official comment from either club on Matic’s situation and Conte preferred to dodge the question when asked directly about the Serb’s future over the weekend.

Asked about whether Matic could leave Chelsea to sign for Manchester United, Conte is quoted as saying by Metro: “I don’t know nothing about this. You have to ask the club.”

Chelsea are preparing for a return to the Champions League next season after their title triumph last term.

The Red Devils are also gearing up for a return to Europe’s elite club competition after Mourinho led them to Europa League glory last term.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand praises Chelsea FC star who has turned into ‘an animal’
Thomas Partey
Gilberto Silva: What I really think about Thomas Partey at Arsenal
Mason Mount
Thomas Tuchel provides injury update on Chelsea FC star Mason Mount ahead of Juventus trip
Ian Wright
Ian Wright admits his delight over Martin Odegaard's performances for Arsenal
Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry singles out two Arsenal stars after 3-1 win over Tottenham
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand praises Chelsea FC star who has turned into ‘an animal’
Thomas Partey
Gilberto Silva: What I really think about Thomas Partey at Arsenal
Mason Mount
Thomas Tuchel provides injury update on Chelsea FC star Mason Mount ahead of Juventus trip
Ian Wright
Ian Wright admits his delight over Martin Odegaard's performances for Arsenal
Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry singles out two Arsenal stars after 3-1 win over Tottenham
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature