Nemanja Matic hints at January exit from Manchester United

Nemanja Matic admits he does not know his Manchester United future and that he could be on the move in January.

A report last week from transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio claimed Atletico Madrid were negotiating for the player following on from a similar report in outlet Diario AS, claiming the Serbian is a prime target.

It is claimed that the Serbian international fits the profile of an experienced midfielder to add depth to Atleti’s ranks – following a year in which a series of high-profile players have departed the club.

“I don't know what to say. I have a contract for another six months, we'll see in January what's going to happen,” Matic told the Telegraf.

“Will I extend the contract or try to find something else?

“United have some option to extend my contract, but we will see if the plans of the club match my plans. I couldn't say anything more because I don't really know either.”

The 31-year-old has six months left on his contract (although the club have an option to renew for a further year) and has fallen out of favour with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – the recent start against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League was his first in two months.

The report claims that whilst Matic is not in a prime target position for Diego Simeone’s side – with refreshing their striking options their number one preference – he would be an ideal addition for them.

It has also been reported that Italian side Inter – who signed Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez from the English side last summer – might go back once more for the Serbian midfielder.

Matic previously played under Inter boss Antonio Conte when the duo were at Chelsea.

The midfielder will be able to play in the Champions League this season, having only participated in the Europa League this campaign.

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