Manchester United transfer news and rumours: £50m Nemanja Matic deal held up by bonus clause quibble?
Manchester United’s move for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has reportedly been held up due to a row over bonus payments.
The Sun report that while the player has agreed terms with at Old Trafford, the Premier League champions are insisting that add-ons are included, based on results and the number of games the Serb plays.
The £50million move will not go through unless the two clubs can come to an agreement, with Jose Mourinho still keen to be reunited with his former charge.
But the Red Devils remain confident that a deal can be completed this week, once the final details are resolved.
Mourinho frustrated over owners’ penny-pinching
The United manager feels that the Glazer family are trying to do business on the cheap – despite spending in excess of £100million to land Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof.
Mourinho is a big fan of Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic , but United were reluctant to pay the £48m asking price and now Inter have closed the door on any deal.
“There has been no more significant contact in the last few weeks,” said Inter boss Luciano Spalletti before their Saturday victory against Chelsea in Singapore. “So for me the conversation is over.”
Fellaini set for Turkey
The Turkish giants’ sporting director Cenk Ergun has revealed that negotiations have opened to bring the Belgian to Istanbul.
Fellaini has been at Old Trafford since 2013, when former boss David Moyes carried him along with him from Everton for £27.5m.
The midfielder played 47 times for United last season as they lifted the EFL Cup and Europa League.