Inter Milan are supposedly vying to snag Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic in a deal worth
Chelsea are in-fact close to signing AS Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, meaning that Matic will indeed be free to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.
A £40m figure has allegedly been met between the respective Ligue 1 and Premier League champions – Bakayoko will undergo a medical on Friday before completing his switch across the English Channel.
Matic, 28, has been training on his own since the team regrouped on Monday, but left the club’s Cobham-based training facility early on Wednesday before the day’s second session, a sure fire sign that his services have subsequently become obsolete.
With Antonio Conte refusing to sell to the Red Devils, United have looked for an alternative in Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier.
The 23-year-old has supported the club since he was a child and is understandably interested in the jump from north London to Old Trafford.
But, like the set-back with Matic, Spurs are unwilling to listen to offers for their England international, so if the ‘Special One’ is to land at least one of the two defensive midfielders, he’ll have to pull out all the stops to do so.