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Saturday May 20

04.20: Nemanja Matic is reportedly wanted by Manchester United manager and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

It is growingly accepted at United they will struggle to land Tottenham star Eric Dier.

As a result, according to Manchester Evening News, £40million-rated Matic is being targeted instead to bolster Mourinho’s midfield.

With Antonio Conte ready to spend big this summer, Matic could become available for United.

02.10: Chelsea have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Bakayoko, 22, has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer with Antonio Conte keen to bolster his ranks ahead of a return to the Champions League. 

And RMC claim the Blues are preparing a £38.7million bid to sign the France international after holding positive talks with Bakayoko’s representatives. 

But the French outlet go onto say that Conte will up this bid to £43m as he is determined to avoid losing him to the likes of Manchester United and new suitors Liverpool. 

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could be reunited

00.35: Fernando Llorente has revealed he was aware of interest from Chelsea in the January transfer window.

But the experienced striker was not prepared to leave Swansea in the midst of a relegation battle.

Despite having the possibility of reuniting with former Juventus boss Antonio Conte, the 32-year-old opted against moving just six months after arriving in the Premier League.

“I know Chelsea wanted me in January,” Llorente told the Daily Mail.

“I said straight away that I wanted to stay here. We were fighting relegation, there was a cause. I could not go. 

“If a big club comes in for me in the future who knows because every player wants to play for a big club. But I am very, very happy here.

“I worked with Antonio Conte… He is so passionate. I remember the first time playing under…

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