Man United interested in signing two Premier League midfielders – report

Manchester United are not interested in signing Fabinho and are instead tracking Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier, say reports

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester Untied are not interested in signing Fabinho from Monaco and are instead keeping tabs on Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic and Tottenham’s Eric Dier, according to reports in the British media.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Jose Mourinho has “ruled out” a move to try and sign Fabinho from the Ligue 1 champions and is instead focused on bolstering his midfield options closer to home.

Mourinho is believed to be on the lookout for a long-term successor to Michael Carrick, despite the veteran midfielder having signed a new one-year contract this summer.

The same story claims that Manchester United have “earmarked” both Dier and Matic as potential midfield signings this summer as Mourinho looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season.

However, it is also reported that any move to sign Matic this summer relies purely on whether Chelsea would feel comfortable selling the Serbian midfielder to a direct Premier League rival.

The article also claims that a bid in the region of £40m could go some way towards convincing Chelsea to sell Matic to Manchester United this summer.

Manchester United are currently preparing for a return to the Champions League next season after their Europa League triumph last term.

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