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The profile of Manchester United, Inter Milan target – Nemanja Matic

INTER MILAN are hoping to steal a march on Manchester United in the pursuit of Nemanja Matic, according to reports in Italy.

The Serbian midfielder is a target for Jose Mourinho, as the Old Trafford boss looks to add more steel in the middle of the park.

Corriere dello Sport reports that Inter are hoping to take advantage of the rift between the Premier League duo by lodging a bid for Matic.

  • Born in Sabac, Serbia, in August, 1988.
  • He began his career aged five at Vrelo, where he was coached by his father, just 500m from his house.
  • In 2005 he signed for Serbian club Kolubara, and then moved to Slovakian side Kosice in 2007.
  • He spent time on trial at Middlesbrough before Chelsea beat Sunderland and Tottenham to sign him in August 2009 for £1.5million.
  • After two first team games, Chelsea sent him on loan to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
  • In January 2011 Matic was sold to Benfica along with £21million in exchange for Brazil defender David Luiz.
  • He flourished at Benfica, was named Portuguese Player of the Year and reached the Europa League final, where they were beaten by Chelsea.
  • In January 2014, Chelsea, under manager Jose Mourinho, signed him back for £21million, and he made his second Chelsea debut against Man Utd.
  • He has won two Premier League titles in three seasons at Chelsea, and last season played 40 games, scoring twice including a stunning strike in the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.
  • Matic is a strong tackling defensive midfielder who is tactically disciplined and at 6ft 4in tall is very good in the air.
  • His brother Uros is also a professional footballer, with FC Copenhagen.
  • He is married to childhood sweetheart Aleksandra, who he met at school, and they have two children.
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ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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