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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic wants to join Manchester United this summer, according to Manchester Evening News.

MEN report that Matic has already held discussions with Man United over the possibility of making the move to Old Trafford, but the deal will only materialise if Ed Woodward is able to agree a fee with the Premier League champions.

MEN believe that Jose Mourinho was keen on reuniting with Matic last summer, but Antonio Conte was unwilling to part with the Serbia international, who played a starring role in Chelsea’s title success this campaign.

MEN note that Mourinho has prioritised midfield reinforcements this summer following the departures of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Matic has been identified as the perfect man to get the best out of world-record signing Paul Pogba.

Matic has been part of two title-winning sides, so it would be a shame to see him go. However, if MEN are correct in reporting that he wants to leave, we should not keep a player here against their will.

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