Nemanja Matic is set to complete a surprise move away from Roma which did not go down well with Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese technician with whom Matic worked on three separate occasions during his career is reportedly upset at the midfielder’s behavior and attitude shown in the past few weeks.
According to Filippo Biafora of il Tempo, Matic’s sudden transfer request less than two weeks before Roma’s first league match of the year caused major turmoil among his teammates and Mourinho’s staff.
Biafora claims that Mourinho felt betrayed by the player’s request to leave the club and his attitude in training caused the Special One to exclude the veteran midfielder already during the final days of Roma’s pre-season tour in Portugal.
Earlier this evening, Matic travelled to France where he will complete his medical for Rennes before signing a long-term deal with them.