Chelsea are ready to sell Matic after signing Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco yesterday.
Bakayoko has cost the Blues just under £40million and they are hoping to recoup most of that fee by offloading Matic.
And Irish newspaper The Sunday World claim Serbia international Matic is keen to hook up with his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
According to the report, Matic has pleaded with his Chelsea bosses to let him join the Portuguese coach in Manchester.
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Matic has enjoyed two spells at Chelsea and was integral to their title-winning campaign last season.
But manager Antonio Conte has moved to bolster his midfield this summer with Bakayoko’s arrival.
The Sunday World claim Chelsea would prefer the 28-year-old to move abroad, with Juventus a viable option.
But Juve may struggle to offer the transfer fee Chelsea are seeking.
Reports in Italy over the weekend claimed Matic is on Juve manager Max Allegri’s shopping list.
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Nemanja Matic (left) supposedly wants to join Manchester United
The Serie A champions have agreed to sell centre-back Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan and have funds to spend this summer.
They have also reportedly rejected Chelsea’s £87.5m approach for star striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Newspaper Tuttosport yesterday revealed Chelsea contacted Juve on Wednesday last week to try and negotiate a move.
But Juve director Beppe Marotta refused to consider the sale.