Chelsea star wants to force through Man United move – report

Nemanja Matic is desperate to secure a move from Chelsea to Manchester United this summer, according to reports

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Nemanja Matic is planning to force through a move to Manchester United from Chelsea this summer, according to reports in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Serbia international is determined to secure a switch to Old Trafford from the Premier League champions with AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on the cusp of a move.

The same article states that Matic’s representatives have held talks with the Chelsea hierarchy about leaving the west London club in the summer transfer window.

However, the problem for Matic is Antonio Conte wants to have at least two midfielders in his squad with Bakayoko set to miss the start of the season as the Frenchman recovers from knee surgery.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was responsible for re-signing Matic during his spell in charge of Chelsea in a £21m deal from Portuguese champions Benfica.

Chelsea have signed Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero and AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger in the summer transfer window so far.

Manchester United, on the other hand, signed Sweden international Victor Lindelof in a £30.7m deal before the Red Devils beat Chelsea to the £75m signing of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

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