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Manchester United offered Nemanja Matic to two clubs this summer - here's why they said no

Manchester United offered Nemanja Matic to Milan and Inter this summer.

According to The Sun (opens in new tab), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was willing to part with the midfielder before the European transfer window closed at the start of September.

And Calciomercato (opens in new tab) report that Matic's agent worked hard to move his client to Serie A.

However, both Milan (opens in new tab) and Inter (opens in new tab) were put off by the Serbia international's wage demands.

Matic is out of contract at the end of this season and will be able to sign pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs in January.

The former Chelsea (opens in new tab) man made his first start of 2019/20 in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Leicester.

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Greg Lea
Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).