Football gossip: United and Chelsea to swap players?

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

As Jose Mourinho assesses his squad, he is reported to have a player swap with his old club in mind.

According to today's Sunday People, Mourinho really wants to bring midfield giant Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford and he is considering sending another player to Stamford Bridge to make it happen.

Matic was superb under Mourinho when Chelsea won the title in 2015 and while the Serbian had a disappointing campaign last time, he was not alone in that.

The paper reckons that Mourinho is even prepared to let Matteo Darmian go to the Blues as part of the deal.

That would surely appeal to new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who is picking Darmian in his Italian side at the Euros.

The report goes on to say that the Italian full back is just one player that the Special One is preparing to offload, with the likes of Juan Mata, Daley Blind, Morgan Schneiderlin, Marouane Fellaini and Memphis Depay all possibly headed for the Old Trafford exit.