MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho is ready to withdraw his interest in Chelsea star Nemanja Matic.
Chelsea romped to the Premier League title in their first season under Antonio Conte.
Matic, 31, was a first-team regular, making 35 top flight appearances.
But he is being heavily linked with a move away from west London as Conte looks to reshape his squad this summer.
And a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford was seemingly on the cards for the Serbia international.
The United boss parted with £21m to sign him from Benfica during his second spell in charge of the Blues three years ago.
Starsport understand the Red Devils have already agreed a £40m fee with Chelsea and personal terms with Matic.
But The Sun claim Mourinho is now considering pulling out of a deal.
He is said to believe his old club are stringing him along while they chase a replacement for the midfielder.
Chelsea’s £35m move for Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko is dragging on while they have also been credited with interest in Radja Nainggolan of Roma.