Chelsea offer Matic to secure £65m Sandro

Tiemoue Bakayoko celebrates with teammate Almamy Toure after scoring

The player though, is unlikely to have a future at Chelsea considering the imminent arrival of Bakayoko.

The 22-year-old was at the heart of Monaco's midfield in their UEFA Champions League semi-final run and Ligue 1 triumph last season and now it looks as though he will be a Chelsea player shortly.

Three years later, the Serbia global, at the request of Mourinho, who else, was back at the Bridge - but it cost Abramovich £21m to sign Matic as there was no cordial buy-back clause in his sale contract.

Chelsea intensified their effort in signing the midfielder after losing out on the signing of Romelu Lukuku to Manchester United who were also reportedly interested in him.

Antonio Conte is said to be on the verge of sealing a move for Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko and his purchase would mean that Matic will slip down the pecking order.

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Chelsea midfielder, Nemanja Matic is desperate to sign for Manchester United and has even told his teammates that a move to Old Trafford will interest him, according to Daily Express.

He tweeted suggesting he was on his way to Manchester - having been linked with United - but was then pictured at Chelsea's Cobham HQ.

Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah this week joined Watford, following Bournemouth pair Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake out of Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho is waiting to hear if Chelsea will sell them Nemanja Matic this summer.

Chelsea are confident the player will not require further surgery, but he may not be able to go straight into full training which means he could miss the opening three Premier League games - Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. The Spanish striker's departure would leave just Loic Remy and Michy Batshuayi on the books of the West London club with less than a month to go until their Community Shield clash with Arsenal. However, he has travelled with the Real Madrid squad for their pre-season block so at the moment a move seems a tad unlikely.

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