Manchester United has agreed on a deal to sign Chelsea's Nemanja Matic for £40 million (about $50 million), and the signing will be announced in the next week, according to reports. Jose Mourinho, the United boss, has been an admirer of Matic since the pair won the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge in 2015. According to The Guardian, the 28-year-old midfielder made an agreement with Manchester United after the two clubs agreed upon the fee.
Tuesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending... FIFA: FIFA has released the full report into alleged corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests, "for the sake of transparency" after the files were leaked to German tabloid Bild. - A number of leading nations are planning to avoid choosing Moscow as a World Cup base in 2018 because of the traffic problems that plague the Russian capital, sources have told ESPN FC. CHELSEA: Chelsea are closing in on the £35 million signing of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. - Lyon have signed striker Bertrand Traore to a five-year deal from Chelsea for €10 million, the club
Eden Hazard has followed the lead of Didier Drogba in becoming part owner of a new franchise in the United States. The Belgium star, along with Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye, Moussa Sow of Al Ahli and Hazard's former Chelsea team-mate Demba Ba, have combined with local business executives to invest in a new club in San Diego.