Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has mentioned earlier that he wants to keep Nemanja Matic at the club this season. However, reports from Evening Standard suggests that the Italian may not be successful in his attempt.
According to the report, Zidane is looking for a holding midfielder and Real Madrid are ready to bid £34 million for Matic. The Serbian has impressed in the pre-season games and Zidane wants either Matic or Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United.
The La Liga season begins on August 21 and the French manager and Real Madrid legend is keen to complete signings before that. Both the players are valued at £34 million by Real but Newcastle is asking for £36 million for Sissoko which could make the Spanish club bid for Matic instead.
The bottom line is, Real wants Matic before August 21 and Chelsea wants to keep Matic beyond August 31. Who will succeed? May depend on the way Newcastle treats Real’s offer for Sissoko.