Nemanja Matić is front page news in Italy today thanks to Corriere Dello Sport (via Gianluca Di Marzio), who claim that Inter Milan are ready to offer a new option in the 28-year-old midfielder’s situation.
Matić, who may or may not be ready to leave Chelsea — he did train separately for part of the day on Monday, which is more indicative of a ‘may’ — a decision that may or may not depend to some certain degree on Tiemoué Bakayoko’s arrival, has been steadily linked to Manchester United and a reunion with former boss José Mourinho. But that deal now may or may not be in doubt thanks to United’s Lukaku coup. So that’s where Inter come in.
Inter have been battling a few issues regarding UEFA's Financial Fair Play, and may or may not be looking to sell winger Ivan Perišić to help comply with those rules and fund new transfers at the same time. Incidentally, Perišić is reportedly close to joining United on a £50 million transfer fee, so one way or another, it could be United’s millions that pay for Matić’s exit from Chelsea.
According to the report, Chelsea are demanding €40 million, which is one erroneous symbol away from our supposed £40 million demand from United. Should the Bakayoko transfer ever actually come to fruition, Chelsea now might have a more palatable option for where to sell Matić.