Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is close to signing Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for a second time in his career as a manager according to report from BBC Sports.
If the deal is conclusive, this means it will be the second time Mourinho has bought Nemanja Matic, after he first signed him for Chelsea while he was in charge of the Blues.
The 28-year-old Matic would be United’s third summer buy, following £31m defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and £75m striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.
The BBC Sports reports that after United’s 3-0 pre-season win over Valerenga on Sunday, United manager Jose Mourinho said: “We are waiting for news. He wants it very much.
“I think we have a chance. Number 31 is a free number.”
Mourinho spent £21m in January 2014 to buy the player from Benfica for a second spell at Stamford Bridge.
The BBC Sports also reports that Italian champions Juventus were also understood to be keen on Matic.