Nemanja Matic has been on the wish list of some Italian clubs for years. In January, he seemed destined to leave as his contract will expire this summer, but a lot has happened since then.
As Calciomercato.com’s Fabrizio Romano states, Milan monitored the situation of the midfielder, with Zvone Boban intrigued by the idea. However, the operation then took a step back, as the Croatian director was sacked by the Rossoneri.
Furthermore, as Inter rejected him in the winter, Matic is now set to stay with Man Utd for one more year. The English side have decided to activate the one-year extension clause in his contract, not wanting to lose him for free.
Per the reporter, Milan put the midfielder aside as CEO Ivan Gazidis doesn’t want to invest in players over 30. Boban was the Rossoneri’s only chance to get Matic, similar to the Ibrahimovic operation. In the end, the player himself decided to stay.