The 28-year-old Serbian has been a mainstay of the Blues’ first-team for several years now, ever since Jose Mourinho brought him to London from Benfica.
Mourinho, now with United, apparently wants a reunion with his former player, with Chelsea reportedly on the brink of signing Tiemoué Bakayoko from Monaco for a hefty fee.
But is Matic really that good? Will he really transform United back into Premier League title contenders?
Well, it seems a lot of supporters on social media are unsure of that, and are willing to let Matic head to Old Trafford – especially given the crazy fees being mentioned:
Unsure, given the current market rates, but I think £40m for Matic passes the threshold for fans offering to "drive him up there" themselves
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) June 26, 2017
£40m for Matic??
— Michael Johnson (@MichaelJ1892) June 26, 2017
£40 for Matic hell yeah sold
— Lucian (@EH10warning) June 26, 2017
jose is really spending £40m on matic ???
— Cognac Connoisseur (@GabzCapone) June 26, 2017
When Mourinho buys Matic for 40 million poundspic.twitter.com/LwGHtzY6al
— RIT (@ritwikxm) June 26, 2017
If the Matic fee covers Bakayoko I'm all for it. He will be great for ManU but that is just good business for me. #CFC
— Chelsea F.C. (@CFCbluescanada) June 26, 2017
40 mil for matic who is 29 ?
— Nate Lloyd (@natelloydfirth) June 26, 2017
Bakayoko is such an immense upgrade on Matic
— Han (@Ballerista) June 26, 2017
Matic for £40m ahahhahahahaahah
— Jake (@JakeBxrnes) June 26, 2017
— Sam (@Samjones_8) June 26, 2017
I really don't know where in Mourinho's head Matic is better than Schneiderlin.
— Ant (@antastico) June 26, 2017
40 million for Matic fuck me. Game has gone mad. https://t.co/6tvGVvKFc7
— JC ? (@JoshCooke_22) June 26, 2017
£100M for Oscar and Matic pic.twitter.com/oANnYM8xyM
— elliot (@CFCElliot) June 26, 2017
Matić is not that good anymore
have no idea why Mourinho is signing him
— Bráulio. (@futboIDybaIa) June 26, 2017
We're such a good selling club, Matic for £40m. Unreal business.
— M2H (@BigM2H) June 26, 2017
Matic is turning 29 this summer Loooooooooooool
— COMMAND | fo 5 fo (@irayliwa) June 26, 2017
What do you think of the potential deal? Will Matic definitely improve United, or is Jose barking up the wrong tree?