Jose Mourinho ready for Nemanja Matic reunion at Spurs as Man Utd seek £15m
Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to sign Nemanja Matic for the third time, with the Tottenham boss ready to bring the Serbian to north London.
Matic has fallen out of favour at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is attempting to build the club around young talent who are desperate to play for a club of United’s stature.
The 31-year-old has featured just twice under Solskjaer so far this season and, with a January move beckoning, Mourinho is ready to make Matic his first Spurs signing, according to Bleacher Report.
The report suggests United are asking for around £15m for the midfielder but would be willing to accept a lower fee.
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Juventus and Inter Milan are also monitoring the playmaker and would be able to begin negotiations on a pre-contract agreement in January.
Inter are also interested in Matic, with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte keen to reunite with the two-time Premier League winner.
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Speaking back in September, Matic voiced his unhappiness at being sidelined by Solskjaer, saying: “The coach must opt for the team that will fight for the title – and if he does not win, he bears the responsibility.
“I have been in football for a long time and I have played almost all the games for all the clubs in the last 10 years. In order for me to play, one had to sit on the bench and accept that fact, and so do I now.
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“In the first two or three games he picked the team without me. I work as hard as I can. We respect the decision and it's up to me to show him that he was wrong and to bring me back to where I belong.
“I told him I disagreed with him – but that he had to decide the team.”
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