Chelsea midfielder set for shock reunion with former boss
Chelsea star Nemanja Matic will reportedly become Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho’s top midfield target this summer, with other names such as Eric Dier and Fabinho also in the mix.
The 29-year-old was a key figure this past season for Antonio Conte’s side as they won the Premier League title, but it seems as though he could be on the move as his Italian manager searches for a replacement.
With The Sun suggesting Manchester United are ready to give up on Fabinho, who can not only play in a holding midfield position but right back also, it is being suggested that Mourinho’s attention will switch to Matic.
However, it is difficult to see Chelsea selling a first-team regular directly to a rival, given how desperate United are to sign a holding midfielder.
But at the same time, Chelsea could use the money they would receive for Matic to bring Tiemoue Bakayoko to Stamford Bridge from Monaco. Chelsea fans would suggest it would be an ideal situation to simply add Bakayoko to the squad and keep Matic at the same time although it would be difficult to keep both players happy game-time wise.
Despite Chelsea being superior than everyone else last season and winning the Premier League, the majority of online betting sites make Manchester City favourites to win the title ahead of the 2017/18 campaign just like they did a year ago.
Moreover, the arrival of Bakayoko could soon see odds change in Chelsea’s favour.