Manchester United target Blaise Matuidi willing to listen to offers – report

by Leo Nieboer

Blaise Matuidi’s father Faria has revealed that his son will listen to offers from other clubs this summer, according to reports.

The 30-year-old, speaking soon after PSG’s final game of the season against Angers, noted that he was undecided over his future. 

Jose Mourinho, keen on securing a Michael Carrick replacement this summer, reportedly lodged a bid for the Frenchman earlier this month and face competition from Juventus for his signature.

And his father, speaking to La Parisien, made it clear that, following a dispute with PSG, he would now hear offers from elsewhere.

“A few weeks ago, Blaise was more interested in staying at PSG. Now the situation is much more mixed,” he said. “PSG, and in particular their new sporting director, have been slow to reveal their intentions.

“For that reason we’re listening attentively to the advances of other clubs. There’s a feeling, rightly or wrongly, that everything said [by PSG] in the past few months is now part of ancient history.”

Central midfield is an area that holds the most importance ahead of the 2017/18 campaign and Mourinho has, somewhat understandably, listed a number of targets, with AS Monaco’s Fabinho seemingly the closest to completing a move.

Matuidi doesn’t possess the same natural poise as Carrick – very few players do – but his reading of the game, alongside his judgement of when to move the ball through the line, is superb

Mourinho may also be swayed towards the Frenchman in light of his aptitude for bringing the best out of Paul Pogba – which is, in fact, one of the main reasons behind the 54-year-old’s pursuit of a hardened central midfielder this summer.

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