clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

José Mourinho wants Nemanja Matić signing done this week

West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson, who first broke the news of Matić reaching an agreement in principle with Manchester United, is back with an update about Mourinho’s déjà vu of Chelsea’s summer of 2015. Like two years ago, José apparently submitted his wishlist to the club back in April, but so far, they’ve yet to secure his targets beyond just center back Victor Lindelöf. Sound familiar?

But that’s none of our business.

What is our business is that Nemanja Matić is supposedly one of those targets and while Mourinho’s displeased with progress so far, he’s putting the public pressure on Ed Woodward and is hopeful of a done deal by this weekend.

...Mourinho has seen deals for Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic and Real Madrid’s Álvaro Morata stall. The Portuguese remains hopeful the transfers of the midfielder and centre-forward can be secured before Sunday.

-source: Guardian

On Chelsea’s end, the Matić deal may or may not be dependent on the club securing young Tiemoué Bakayoko’s signature. Since that’s also expected to be happening soon, perhaps Mourinho will indeed get his man before their pre-season preparations start in a week.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the We Ain't Got No History Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Chelsea news from We Ain't Got No History