Manchester United set to complete raid on title rivals for midfield star

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Manchester United are set to complete a raid on one of their title rivals for one of their top summer targets in the next few days.

Jose Mourinho has been looking to re-sign Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic for the majority of the summer window as he looks to a Manchester United reunion.

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The Serbian midfielder has fell out of favour with Antonio Conte and has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho looking to give the player a chance at Old Trafford.

This comes as reports of an imminent Marouane Fellaini exit have appeared and it looks as though the Belgian is set for a move to Galatasaray in Turkey.

Matic would certainly be seen as a replacement to the midfielder but would no doubt improve the centre of Manchester United’s midfield which is currently occupied by Ander Hererra, Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick.

A deal, though, will not come cheap with previous reports suggesting that Manchester United will have to fork out an incredible £50m if Jose Mourinho wants to re-sign the player though it is not certain that will be the final fee agreed upon.

Reports suggest that a deal is now almost complete and it looks as though Matic will be a Manchester United player by the end of next week.

The Red Devils will now be looking to complete a deal for an attacking midfielder with Ivan Perisic heavily linked with a move but a deal is now looking less and less likely with Inter Milan standing firm.

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