Man Utd identify World Cup winner as alternative to €120m midfielder

Date published: Thursday 1st August 2019 8:50 - Samuel Bannister

Manchester United are considering a move for Blaise Matuidi as an alternative to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, it is claimed in Italy.

Lazio midfielder Milinkovic-Savic was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer, and those rumours have gathered new pace in recent weeks, with some reports going as far as to say that the Serbian has reached a verbal agreement with the Red Devils.

However, it is believed that Man Utd have once again failed to strike a deal with Lazio, meaning they will be forced to consider alternatives as the transfer deadline looms.

According to Calciomercato, United are looking to take advantage of their negotiations with Juventus over Paulo Dybala by asking for Blaise Matuidi.

The French World Cup winning midfielder is deemed surplus to requirements by the Serie A champions after they acquired Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot, and the report claims that United will battle Monaco for his signature.

Only one year remains on the 32-year-old’s contract at Juventus, where he has won back-to-back league titles since joining from PSG in 2017.

 

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