Man United the favourites to sign top 28-year-old, claims reporter

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

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Manchester United are now the favourites to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea after Juventus switched their attentions to elsewhere, according to Dharmesh Sheth.

The Sky Sports News reporter claims that Juventus have dropped their interest in Matic and are instead pursuing a deal to sign Blaise Matuidi from Paris Saint-Germain.

Manchester United have been touted as a possible destination for the midfielder, whose future at Chelsea has been called into question after the Blues wrapped up a deal to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.

And reporter Sheth has confirmed that Manchester United could now be leading the race to sign Matic once again after Juve apparently toned down their interest in the Serbian midfielder.

Speaking on Sky Sports News on Wednesday morning, Sheth said: “What about the holding midfielder that Jose Mourinho wants?

“Sky in Italy say that United are favourites to sign Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic after Chelsea switch their attentions to PSG’s Blaise Matuidi.

“Matic isn’t on the club’s pre-season tour and may find his chances at Stamford Bridge limited next season, following the arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko.”

Manchester United are preparing for a return to the Champions League next season after they won the Europa League in Jose Mourinho’s first campaign in charge.

Despite being linked with a host of players this summer, the Red Devils have so far only signed defender Victor Lindelof and striker Romelu Lukaku.

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