Jose close to re­union with Matic

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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.

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