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Manchester United considering shock swoop for Chelsea star

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Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic

According to reports in Italy, Manchester United are set to make a sensational swoop for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.

Sky Italia are reporting that Jose Mourinho is seeking to work with the hard grafting midfielder again.

Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio even says that Manchester United have made initial contact with the Londoners about a move for the Serbian.

The 27-year old was sensational for Chelsea as they claimed the title in 2015, and even if his form dipped last term, he wasn't the only member of that Chelsea side to endure a below-par campaign.

There is no word of any fee yet but an in-form Matic would be a great addition to United's midfield, injecting it with much needed power.

The Sun claim that Matic was one of the players closest to Mourinho when he left Stamford Bridge in December and they even claim he has told new boss Antonio Conte that he wants to leave.