Matic swap deal mooted

Man United, Updated: June 19, 2016 4:51 AM
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Jose Mourinho remains in the hunt to sign Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and could offer Matteo Darmian as part of the deal.

Man United: Matic swap deal mootedMan United: Matic swap deal mooted

Mourinho is keen to add more physical presence to his United midfield this summer and has been heavily linked with a move for Matic, who he signed for Chelsea during his second spell at Stamford Bridge.

The Serbian came in for some heavy criticism as Chelsea struggled last season and it is thought new Blues boss Antonio Conte is open to the idea of cashing in.

However reports claim that Mourinho wants to help fund the deal by including Darmian as part of it and Conte would also be in agreement as he looks to bolster his defence.

The 26-year-old is part of Conte’s Italian squad at Euro 2016 and the Chelsea boss sees the versatile defender as an excellent addition to his Blues ranks.

Darmian had a mixed debut season after joining the Reds from Torino for £12million this time last year and Mourinho is happy to move him on if it means he can land Matic.

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