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Nemanja Matic transfer to Manchester United looks inevitable, claims report

Leading the race to sign the Serb thus far have been Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho keen on adding steel to his side with the addition of the player.Chelsea’s increasingly protracted pursuit of Alex Sandro has taken another twist with the news that Nemanja Matic could be used as a makeweight in order to secure the Brazilian midfielder from Juventus.Chelsea’s failed attempt to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton certainly caused plenty of consternation among Blues supporters who took to social media in droves to voice frustration and angst at an outcome that saw the Belgium worldwide shun Stamford Bridge in favour of Old Trafford, Manchester United, and a curious reunification with former boss Jose Mourinho.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is thought to be eager to partner Bakayoko with PFA player of the year N’Golo Kante in the Chelsea midfield next season.The deal is conditional on him passing a medical – Bakayoko underwent keyhole surgery on his knee after the season ended and is likely to miss the Community Shield match with Arsenal and the first three Premier League games.Neville is, however, of the opinion that United need more cover and feels Matic, as a proven Premier League performer, would tick all of the boxes.He re-joined Chelsea in January 2014, and has scored 7 goals in 151 matches in that time, and winning two league titles and a League cup.Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah this week joined Watford, following Bournemouth pair Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake out of Stamford Bridge.Chelsea target Tiemoue Bakayoko has arrived in the United Kingdom ahead of his move to Chelsea.After weeks of speculation about the transfer, news that the 22-year-old is Stamford Bridge-bound hardly comes as a surprise – especially not to numerous Manchester United supporters that saw the Mail’s tweet about it on Thursday.The 22-year-old is expected to cost Chelsea just under £40m. However, he has travelled with the Real Madrid squad for their pre-season block so at the moment a move seems a tad unlikely.