Manchester United have made a good start to the transfer market this summer and have already brought in one of the best strikers in Europe in the current situation, in the form of Romelu Lukaku from Everton. The Belgian striker, who was initially linked to make a move to Stamford Bridge, was brought into Old Trafford in a swoop worth £75 million.
The Red Devils are again poised to raid their West London rivals in order to bring in their reliable midfielder Nemanja Matic, who has been one of the mainstays in the midfield for Chelsea throughout the last season. The Serbian player has been considered as one of the best enforcers in Europe and played a pivotal role in the midfield for the Blues to make them the Premier League champions in the last term.
Jose Mourinho, who was the former coach of Chelsea, is well aware of the impact that the player can have on the team and used him as his main man to stabilise the midfield during his regime at the West London club. The wily Portuguese is looking forward to renewing his interest in the defensive midfielder, as he vies to strengthen his team for the next term, with the Champions League in view.
The 28-year-old is set to be pushed down the pecking order in the next term with the arrival of the French enforcer Tiemoue Bakayoko at the Bridge, who has been brought in from the French Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco to be a part of the team in the next season. He will be playing alongside the PFA Player of the Year from the last term, N’Golo Kante and is sure to give a world of solidarity to the Chelsea line-up.
This has provided Manchester United with an opportunity to bid for the Serbian midfielder, who can be a very valuable addition to the lineup for the Red Devils in the next term. The Europa League champions faced a number of problems in their midfield in the last season, which might be averted with the inclusion of Matic in the team.
Reportedly, the Serbian has been priced at a whopping £50 million by the Blues. However, the Red Devils are known for their spending power and it looks possible for them to bring in the player into Old Trafford in the summer to add to the roster.
Manchester United have been looking forward to making a bid for the Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier as well, but the deal is looking far from realising in the current situation.