Blues set to seal Matic deal.
Chelsea are closing in on a deal to re-sign midfielder Nemanja Matic from Benfica.
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Respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio says the Blues are in the final stages of negotiations with the player, who will arrive at Stamford Bridge for between €22m and €25m.
Matic originally moved to Stamford Bridge in August 2009 for a fee of around £1.5 million on a four-year contract but the Serbia international left for Benfica in summer 2011 – after just two league appearances – as part of the Blues’ deal to sign David Luiz.
Defensive midfielder Matic has since helped Benfica to the final of Europa League last season, where they lost to Rafa Benitez’s Chelsea.
Di Marzio was unsure whether the move for Matic would affect Chelsea’s pursuit of Inter Milan Freddy Guarin.
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