Man Utd transfer gossip round up has the latest on Jose Mourinho’s pursuit of Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.
Manchester United have been given another boost in their pursuit of Nemanja Matic .
Jose Mourinho is keen to be reunited with his former midfielder and the 28-year-old looks to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this summer.
As reported by MEN Sport Matic has trained in isolation since the Premier League champions reported back for pre-season earlier this month.
Having been heavily linked with a reunion with Mourinho at Old Trafford , Antonio Conte chose to leave Matic out of Chelsea’s 28-man squad for their tour of China and Singapore.
However, United were still going to face competition from Juventus should they try and sign the Serbian.
But now reports suggest the path has been cleared for Mourinho to finalise the signing of the 28-year-old as the Italian champions have pulled out of the race.
The Independent reported that Juventus have now turned their attentions to Blaise Matuidi leaving United in pole position to sign Matic.
In other transfer news United had been linked with Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan this summer.
The 29-year-old wasn’t on the top list of transfer targets for Mourinho this transfer window but as other deals appear to stall his name was thrown in to the mix.
But the Belgian has committed his future to the Italian club by signing a four year deal.
“We are happy that Radja has agreed to spend the most important phase of his career with us,” said Roma president Jim Pallotta.
“Last season he proved he was one of the best midfielders in the world and so it was no surprise he was linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
“But there was never any chance he was going elsewhere, he loves Roma and we’re happy to have him here.”
That’s another one to cross of the list of potential midfielders Mourinho might be interested in.