Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi is close to leaving the French champions this summer.
According to latest reports, Manchester United are looking to sign the 29 year old defensive midfielder and have been given permission to open talks regarding personal terms with the player and his representatives.
Although there is no mention of a fee being agreed, the fact that United have been allowed to discuss terms with the player means that the Premier League giants have definitely agreed to PSG’s demands. It is highly unlikely that any club would allow a player to discuss personal terms with another club without agreeing a fee for him first.
Mourinho is looking to add some defensive steel to his midfield and Matuidi would be the perfect addition. The PSG star is extremely good at breaking up the play and his athleticism and combative style of play will add much needed presence to Manchester United’s midfield as well.
The report adds that Jose Mourinho wants Matuidi to replace Bastian Schweinstieger. The German signed for United last summer and has failed to make an impact because of his defensive weaknesses and his injury issues.
Furthermore, Matuidi is expected to cost between £20-30million and the player will soon fly to Manchester to continue the talks in person.
Manchester United have already signed Ibrahimovic, Bailly and Mkhitaryan so far. Matuidi could well be their fourth signing if the reports are to be believed.