Manchester Untied are keen to sign Matic from Chelsea with Jose Mourinho keen on an Old Trafford reunion.
Mourinho signed the player from Benfica during his second spell in west London and together the pair conquered the Premier League in 2015.
Despite being an ever-present under Antonio Conte this season, Mourinho is confident he can get a deal over the line.
Reports claim that the Red Devils are desperate to pair him alongside Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera in the heart of their midfield next season – and that Matic himself wants a move.
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However, the Manchester Evening News claim that Moyes wanted to bring him to Old Trafford before Chelsea snapped him up two-and-a-half years ago.
A source has supposedly said that the Serbia international was 'institutionally liked' by club scouts.
It is said that Moyes was in a good position to bring Matic to United but his dithering saw Chelsea swoop in and seal a deal instead.
The Scot took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 but was axed 10 months later after the club failed to secure Champions League football.
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During his brief spell in the hotseat he managed to sign just two players.
Marouane Fellaini was the first, with the Belgium international arriving from Everton for £27million on transfer deadline day.
And when the pressure was on, Moyes forked out £37million to lure Juan Mata away from Chelsea to Old Trafford after the playmaker had fallen down the pecking order under Mourinho.