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Nemanja Matic keen to join Manchester United

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is keen to complete a move to Manchester United this summer. 

This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who claim that the Red Devils have already made initial inquiries for the Serbia international.

Matic, 27, endured a frustrating campaign at Stamford Bridge last season, often failing to produce the goods on a consistent basis. 


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The robust midfielder was one of the standout players in the Premier League during the 2014/15 season but failed to replicate the same kind of form this past year. 

It appears, though, that United haven't been put off and will attempt to bring him to the Theatre of Dreams this summer. 

Matic on the move? 

A move to Manchester would once again see Matic join up with Jose Mourinho, who was dismissed as Chelsea boss back in December. 

The same report from the Mail documents that Matic believes a fresh start and change of environment for Mourinho can benefit his own career. 

It would certainly represent a significant coup for United, but it's safe to say that there's a long way to go in the saga. In all honesty, it's surely unlikely that Chelsea will want to sell to a direct rival at this stage. 

Both United and Chelsea will be desperate to stamp their mark on the Premier League title race next term after ending fifth and tenth respectively last season. 

Midfield problems 

The dynamic clearly has to change for both clubs, but Matic moving to Old Trafford would come as a major surprise. But it's clear for all to see that Mourinho has some key decisions to make over his midfielders. 

Bastian Schweinsteiger, who moved to Old Trafford from German giants Bayern Munich last summer, failed to prove his credentials during his debut campaign on English soil. 

France international Morgan Schneiderlin also failed to produce the goods following his move from Southampton, while the likes of Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini have had their fair share of criticism. 

There's also veteran Michael Carrick, who looks set to sign a new one-year deal at the club. The former Tottenham man may well be approaching the latter stages of his career, but he's still arguably the club's most consistent midfielder. It most definitely looks set to be an interesting period for all involved. 

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