Photos of Nemanja Matic in a Manchester United training kit emerged today with various reports claiming Chelsea have agreed a fee with Manchester United for the player. Reports also claimed Matic had his Manchester United medical on Sunday.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claimed not to know anything about the transfer but confirmed the No.31 shirt number which Matic wore was available following the departure of Bastian Schweinsteiger.
But it seems Mourinho knows more than he was willing to reveal after he later revealed that he was waiting for news of a transfer while also claiming Matic wants to move to Manchester United.
“I don’t know because I was not there [at United’s Carrington training complex]. I don’t know. I really don’t know. Number 31 is a free number. It was Schweinsteiger. It’s a free jersey, we have a few free and 31 is one of them,” Mourinho said.
“I’m waiting for news. I’m waiting for news. I know that he wants that very, very much and when a player wants very, very much the chance is bigger, the chance is bigger.”
“So I think we have a chance but in football until it’s official, I saw so many things happen that I refuse to say more than I am telling you now.”