Reports emerged on Sunday that Nemanja Matic has completed his medical ahead of a move to Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho has been in the market for a holding midfielder all summer and has finally landed on a tried and tested option in the Serbian.
Matic and Mourinho won the Premier League title together at Chelsea in the Portuguese's second term at the club and are set to work together again.
Here's a look at how he compares to the midfielder department at United and how he can improve it.
Nemanja Matic is eager to leave Chelsea and sign for Manchester United, according to Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.
Reports have claimed a deal in the region of £40 million is close to being agreed between the two clubs for the 28-year-old Serbia international midfielder.
Matic would be United's third summer signing following the arrivals of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton. It would also be the second time Mourinho has bought Matic, having signed him for Chelsea in 2014.
Asked about the possibility of a reunion following United's 3-0 pre-season friendly win against Valerenga in Oslo on Sunday, Mourinho said in a press conference shown on MUTV: "I'm waiting for news. "I know that he wants that very, very much and when a player wants very, very much the chance is bigger, the chance is bigger, so I think we have a chance but in football until it's official, I saw so many things happen that I refuse to say more than I am telling you now."Chelsea spent £21 million just over three and a half years ago to buy Matic from Benfica for a second spell at Stamford Bridge. His possible arrival at Old Trafford might spark speculation around the future of Marouane Fellaini and the big Belgian was linked with a move to Turkish club Galatasaray over the weekend. Fellaini, in the final year of his contract, provided a reminder of what he can do by heading United's first goal against Valerenga and after the game Mourinho dismissed suggestions he would be sold. "It's easier for Galatasaray to get me than Marouane. If they need a manager, they can try and have a chance, but Marouane? Forget it. He's too important for me," Mourinho said. Provided by Press Association
Alexandre Lacazette marked his first start at the Emirates Stadium with a goal to help Arsenal lift the Emirates Cup despite losing to Sevilla.
The club-record signing came off the bench in Saturday's comfortable win over Benfica but played from the start against Sevilla as the Gunners slipped to a 2-1 loss.
The rules of the competition dictate that every goal is rewarded with a point, meaning that despite Sevilla winning both of their games, Arsenal retain their own pre-season trophy after hitting five past Benfica.
Joaquin Correa had put the LaLiga outfit ahead early in the second half but Lacazette, who had been having a mixed afternoon, tapped home to level for Arsene Wenger's side, only for Steven N'Zonzi to hit a fantastic winner. Laurent Koscielny had the game's first effort on target but his header was well-held by David Soria, while Sevilla's Wissam Ben Yedder could only hit the post after being played in by a slide-rule pass from Ever Banega.Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, playing his first game of pre-season having turned out for Spain's Under-21s at the European Championship, was guilty of firing over wildly from close range after a pinpoint cross from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.