Chelsea star open to signing for Man United this summer – report

Nemanja Matic would consider a transfer to Manchester United from Chelsea this summer, say reports

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Nemanja Matic remains “open” to the possibility of signing for Manchester United from Chelsea this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Sun is claiming that the Chelsea star would consider a switch to Old Trafford this summer after finding himself in a midfield rotation system with Cesc Fabregas last season.

However, the same report says that Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier is currently Jose Mourinho’s prime target in that position, with Monaco star Fabinho the back-up option.

Matic has already worked under Mourinho at Chelsea and his future could be decided should the Blues complete the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco this summer, according to the same article.

Still, it is being claimed that Dier is Mourinho’s prime target as the Manchester United boss looks for a long-term successor to Michael Carrick in defensive midfield.

The former Spurs midfielder recently signed a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford but the 35-year-old is approaching the end of his career.

According to the report, Mourinho would rather sign a midfielder with Premier League experience as he bids to transform his Manchester United side into title contenders for next season.

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