Manchester United make initial contact with Chelsea over international signing

Manchester United have begun to open a line of discussions with Chelsea over the signing of Nemanja Matic.

According to Italian pundit and transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, the Red Devils have made initial contact with their bitter Premier League rivals with a view to discussing a potential move for the Serbian international.

While the powerhouse midfielder struggled last season, falling way short of his usual standards, he has already demonstrated just what he can do in the Premier League.

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Indeed, the Eastern Europe’s finest performances in the EPL came during the 2014-15 campaign when he was a key man as Chelsea won the EPL crown under newly appointed Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho.

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Still only 27, United could well be primed to secure the talented box-to-box operator for some of his peak years, although it remains to be seen whether Chelsea would be willing to part with one of their first-teamers, particularly not to one of their EPL rivals.

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