France midfielder craved by Man United flies to England for transfer talks

According to reports from Goal France, France international Blaise Matuidi has flown to England to hold transfer talks with an unnamed Premier League club.

The 29-year-old is a key part of the PSG starting Xi, registering 237 appearances across all competitions since signing from Saint Etienne in summer 2011 and twice making it into the Ligue 1 Team of the Season.

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He’s currently on international duty at Euro 2016, featuring in all five of France’s fixtures at the tournament thus far.

But according to Goal, the tough-tackling midfielder was given special permission by his country and PSG to leave Didier Deschamps’ training camp and fly to England – allegedly to hold transfer talks with an unnamed Premier League club.

Goal speculate Matuidi could be in talks with Manchester United Рwho were linked with the midfielder by Mirror Football alongside bitter rivals Manchester City back in September.

Intriguingly, Mirror Football reported that Matuidi wants to try a new challenge, such as the Premier League.