Chelsea won’t sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United until a deal for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is complete, according to reports in the English media.
The Evening Standard is reporting that the Premier League champions are open to selling Serbia international Matic this summer despite the midfielder’s role in their second title in three seasons.
The same article states that Chelsea will demand £40m from Manchester United for the 28-year-old as Jose Mourinho looks to reunite with the defensive midfielder at Old Trafford.
The Blues are thought to be closing in on a deal to sign Monaco Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko but are still ironing out the final details with the Ligue 1 champions.
Bakayoko would partner his compatriot N’Golo Kante in the Chelsea midfield as Conte prepares for the Blues to return to the Champions League next season.
Matic was part of the Chelsea side that won the Premier League and League Cup double under Mourinho in 2014-15 after the Portuguese coach signed the midfielder in a £21m deal from Benfica.
Manchester United have only signed Victor Lindelof in the summer transfer window so far, while Chelsea are still waiting to land their first summer signing.
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