TMW: Milan battling major rivals for €40m Man Utd man – the main obstacle

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are interested in a move for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, a report claims, along with rivals Inter.

The Rossoneri are in dire need of some experience in the January transfer window with the team currently sat in 14th place after a dismal start to the season.

We recently reported via our mercato expert Vito Angele that Elliott Management have made funds available to bring in some leadership in the upcoming winter mercato.

Calciomercato.it recently reported that four Premier League clubs are monitoring the situation surrounding Franck Kessie, and that if Milan sold him then Nemanja Matic will be the target.

According to an update on MilanNews.it (who cite TMW), the Serbia international is currently being closely followed by both Milan clubs, who are observing the situation regarding his contract.

Matic signed a contract until 2020 when he arrived in a €45m deal from Chelsea two years ago (as per the BBC), but the Red Devils have the option to renew his contract for a further season.

The report continues by stating that it will be necessary to understand if United will let him leave in January but, above all, he would most likely have to take a cut on his current €6.5m-a-year salary.

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