Manchester United suffered a big blow to their transfer strategy on Tuesday, as Bayern Munich announced the signing of 18-year-old Portuguese starlet Renato Sanches, a long-time target of the Red Devils.
However, United are not about to be outdone this summer and according to The Daily Mail, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic wants to join the Red Devils if Jose Mourinho replaces Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
The Serbian was recently heavily linked to Serie A champions Juventus, who were said to have agreed a £20 million summer transfer deal with the Blues. Now it looks like Matic is willing to stay in the Premier League, but clearly on just one condition.
United haven’t decided yet on their coaching situation. Mourinho is said to be willing to take over this summer, while Van Gaal has stated that he’s planning to stay on at Old Trafford until 2017…
Meanwhile, United winger Memphis Depay has held showdown talks with Van Gaal over his lack of starts for the Red Devils this season, according to The Sun.
The Dutch forward has performed poorly this season after completing a £25 million transfer from PSV and has been stuck to the bench more often than not. It’s been said Depay will leave Old Trafford this summer.