Jose Mourinho has revealed that Nemanja Matic is desperate to finalise a move to Manchester United.
He, however, refused to confirm if the transfer has been finalised.
The Chelsea midfielder reportedly underwent a medical on Sunday and a picture of him wearing United training gear, leaked on social media.
Mourinho, who signed Matic as Chelsea boss in 2014, says the 28-year-old is keen on a reunion at Old Trafford.
“I’m waiting for news,” the United manager said after watching his side beat Valerenga 3-0 in a friendly in Oslo.
“I know that he wants it very, very much and when a player wants it very, very much, the chance is bigger.
“We have a chance. In football, until it’s official, I saw many things happen… I refuse to say more than I’m telling you now.”
Mourinho also insisted he is not aware if a medical was conducted while he has been with the senior squad in Norway.
“I don’t know because I was not there,” he said.
“Number 31 is a free number. It was Schweinsteiger but it’s a free jersey. We have a few free.”