#TransferNews: Manchester United Agrees Personal Terms With Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic is moving closer towards a move to Manchester United after agreeing personal terms with the Red Devils, according to Manchester Evening News.
Matic has emerged as the likely defensive midfield signing for United in this summer transfer window, as manager Jose Mourinho wants to be reunited with the Serbian.
There have been reports of United agreeing a fee with Monaco for Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, but Mourinho’s preference has largely been for experienced players and it would not be surprising to see him choose the 28-year-old over the 23-year-old.
The Blues are closing in on Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is expected to cost in the region of £35 million. Matic will be slightly more expensive at around £40 million if United meet the transfer demands of Chelsea.
Matic is a ready-made replacement for Michael Carrick, as the 28-year-old is a different type of player. Yet, he can go forward with the ball to great effect and may be used in tandem with Paul Pogba.