According to reports in The Independent, Manchester United are targeting a summer move for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic if the Blues sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.
Antonio Conte is keen to significantly strengthen his side over the course of the next few weeks as he looks to retain the Premier League title and prepare for the group stages of the Champions League, and he is keen to bring in a new central midfielder.
The story suggests that the Italian is closing in on a £42m deal for Bakayoko, which could see Mourinho make a move for Matic having managed him during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, with many believing it is time for the Serbian to go and that the Blues must demand £40 for the 28-year-old seeing as they would be selling him to United.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
£40m and he's theirs. I'll even drive him there myself.
— streethassle (@skrrtboarding) May 31, 2017
he can go….u cant keep an unhappy player
— PunditKelly???? (@CliffordKelechi) May 31, 2017
45 mil pound cos its united and mou
— Brian???? (@BigManLuiz) May 31, 2017
He can go for me
— Hayden (@hazcfc112) May 31, 2017
Course we will sell him …why ? …Emenalo thats why .
— Michael (@Goongyae) May 31, 2017
I don't see why we would get rid of Matic. He's not WC but does a good job in his role. One we can always count on #CFC
— Rey Rabona (@HazardRabona) May 31, 2017