Manchester United make an offer for Paris Saint Germain’s Blaise Matuidi – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United have made an offer for Paris Saint Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi as Jose Mourinho seeks a replacement for Michael Carrick this summer, according to reports.

The Frenchman, speaking soon after PSG’s Coupe de France win over Angers last month, expressed doubts over his future in Paris.

Mourinho, much like last year’s transfer window, has focused on securing a defender, winger, striker and a midfielder – this time one capable of sharing the load with Carrick.

And according to PSG United, an offer has been put to the Frenchman that, in terms of weekly wage, eclipses what Unai Emery is willing to offer.

This transfer window is starting to develop an unquestionable air of reminiscence with last summer. Mourinho has, once again, signed a promising 22-year-old centre back and is now after a creative wide-man and designated goalscorer in the form of Ivan Perisic and Alvaro Morata respectively, somewhat mirroring the acquisitions of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic last year.

And now, much like the prolonged pursuit of Paul Pogba, the 54-year-old is after another French midfielder – one who has already worked very closely with the £89m man under Dider Deschamps with the French national side and, through his discipline and intelligence at the base of midfield, will unquestionably help him thrive in terms of going forward next season.

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