Manchester United close in on Matic deal as Dier talks stall


JUVENTUS have reportedly ended their pursuit for Chelsea midfielder Nemanjic Matic, leaving Manchester United the firm favourites for the 28-year-old's signature.

United are now in the market to sign a new midfielder and Matic has strongly been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent times.

Should these reports have some substance to them, it could very well mean that the gates have flung wide open for Matic to make his move to Manchester United. But so far, Matic has not moved any closer to either, with Chelsea holding firm on the £40-50m asking price.

What about Chelsea giving United the cold shoulder and not wanting to deal with them after what happened with Romelu Lukaku? But yesterday, Juventus were put on top again, at least according to Sky Italia (via Sky Sports' Kaveh Solkehol).

Matic is expected to leave the Premier League champions as his place is under severe threat following the arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco earlier this month.

Mourinho wants a physical presence in midfield and with Tottenham refusing to sell Eric Dier, Matic is his favoured choice.

And Pallister says Matic would be the flawless signing for United but he doubts the Blues will let him go.

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Should Chelsea sell Matic to the Red Devils, the Blues have already signed Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko, a flawless replacement for the Stamford Bridge ace.

"I can't say any word about a player that is a Chelsea player, it's hard".

"He's an excellent player though and it would be a surprise if Chelsea were prepared to let him go".



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