Insider claims Man United favourites to make top 28-year-old their third signing

Manchester United are the favourites to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea this summer, according to Dharmesh Sheth

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Manchester United are the favourites to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea this summer, according to Dharmesh Sheth.

The Red Devils are thought to be on the lookout for a new holding midfielder as Jose Mourinho prepares for his second season in charge at Old Trafford.

Matic’s future has been thrown into doubt after Chelsea moved to bring in midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco earlier this month as Conte bolstered his midfield options.

Now, Sky Sports News reporter Sheth has claimed that Sky in Italy are placing Manchester United as the favourites to land the 28-year-old Matic this summer.

Speaking on Sky Sports News on Thursday morning, Sheth said: “Staying with Chelsea and the latest on their midfielder Nemanja Matic.

“He continues to train at the club’s base in Cobham. He was pictured with Eden Hazard as he continues his recovery, with the rest of the squad on their pre-season tour.

“Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said yesterday he’s after two players, one being a holding midfielder.

“Sky in Italy claim that United are favourites to sign Nemanja Matic.”

Manchester United have only made two signings so far this summer, having wrapped up deals to land defender Victor Lindelof and striker Romelu Lukaku.

Mourinho is thought to be keen to further bolster his squad as he prepares for his second season in charge and a return to the Champions League next season.

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