Manchester United reportedly favourites to sign established Premier League midfielder

According to reports carried out by the Daily Star, Manchester United are still in pole position to secure the services of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.

Despite already spending in excess of £100million in the summer transfer window so far, Jose Mourinho is still actively looking to bring in new players to Manchester United and if recent reports are to be believed, the Red Devils are close to sealing the £44million deal for Ivan Perisic.

The arrival of Perisic will drastically strengthen United’s attacking options and now Mourinho is said to be focusing his attention towards bringing in a new holding midfielder to Old Trafford.

Chelsea star Nemanja Matic has consistently been linked with a move to United this summer but it seemed like a transfer would not be going through as the two sides failed to agree on a fee for the Serbian international.

However, things seem to have changed following Chelsea’s signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco recently and the Daily Star have reported that United are once again favourites, ahead of Italian champions Juventus, to sign Matic this summer.