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.


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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