According to reports in The Telegraph, Manchester United are on the verge of completing a £40m deal to sign Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.
The Telegraph says that a fee was agreed with Chelsea on Saturday, with the Serbia international travelling up to Manchester to complete a medical on Sunday.
The 28-year-old, who turns 29 on Tuesday, will be reunited with Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho following their spell together at Stamford Bridge, and will become their third arrival of the summer after Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.
An exit for Matic had been on the cards since he was left home from the Blues’ pre-season tour of Asia in order to secure a move away from the Premier League holders, and it seems as though his transfer to Old Trafford is all but done.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on the imminent arrival of Matic via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.
While some believe that he will be an excellent addition to the midfield, others “would have preferred Fabinho” with the Monaco star also being linked with a move to the Red Devils.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— James Court (@jimmycourt) July 30, 2017
Absolutely delighted we got matic I honestly think he's going to be the difference in us winning the premier league! Fantastic signing #mufc
— paul kelly (@__paulkelly__) July 30, 2017
Absolutely love the idea of Matic at United 😬 #MUFC
— Dan Sweetman (@Dan_Sweetman96) July 30, 2017
Matic to #MUFC seems a good deal. Physical, defensive and a good attacking threat. Would have preferred Fabinho though!
— Angry Mike 😡 (@_Angry_Mike) July 30, 2017
— ᏋᎠ ツ (@edy_idhxm) July 30, 2017
This matic transfer is breaking my heart ….40 million for him is madness #mufc
— Alan Meade (@Penguin_Dave) July 30, 2017