Jose close to reunion with Matic
NEMANJA MATIC is eager to leave Chelsea and sign for Manchester United, according to Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.
Reports have claimed a deal in the region of £40million is close to being agreed between the two clubs for the 28-yearold Serbia international midfielder.
Matic would be United’s third summer signing following the arrivals of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.
It would also be the second time Mourinho has bought Matic, having signed him for Chelsea in 2014.
Asked about the possibility of a reunion following United’s 3-0 pre-season friendly win against Valerenga in Oslo last night, Mourinho said: “I’m waiting for news.
“I know that he wants that very much and when a player wants very much the chance is bigger.”
Chelsea spent £21m just over three and a half years ago to buy Matic from Benfica for a second spell at Stamford Bridge.