Premier League Gossip: Manchester United eye up Mourinho old boy

  • Premier League Gossip: Manchester United eye up Mourinho old boy

Premier League Gossip: Manchester United eye up Mourinho old boy

The Blues manager is desperate to strengthen his midfield in order to compete on multiple fronts next season and Bakayoko could be the flawless partner for N'Golo Kante.

Today, Chelsea are in talks to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko....

Manchester United will still attempt to sign a new midfielder this summer, sources have told ESPN FC, with Eric Dier, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Nemanja Matic on their list of targets.

Mourinho was said to be interested in signing Matic a year ago but Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was not willing to sell the Serbian, who has started in 30 out of 38 Premier League fixtures during their title-winning campaign.

Reports in France over recent hours confirm that Antonio Conte's new contract at Chelsea will have to be signed, sealed and delivered, before any new signings.

Conte had opted to play Nemanja Matic and N'Golo Kante as his preferred combination in midfield, and there is a big possibility that the former will lose his place in order to accommodate the tireless Frenchman.

The Serbian global has been linked with a move away from west London this summer and the Express suggest that Matic could head to Man Utd once Bakayoko's deal is concluded. If I want to buy a player from Tottenham, I can't, nor can I buy a player from Manchester City or Arsenal.

Should Chelsea complete the signing, it will mean Matic's playing time is likely to be more limited next season, and would encourage United to make a firm bid.

The Serbian, who picked up his second Premier League winners medal in three years this term, has been back to his best under Antonio Conte after an alarmingly poor campaign the season prior, however, is supposedly keen to work under Mourinho again.