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Jose Mourinho keeping eye on Benfica star

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be in Belgrade on Friday to attend the World Cup qualifier between bitter local rivals Serbia and Croatia. 

According to the Mail, the Chelsea manager is on a mission to spy on target, and former Chelsea player, Nemanja Matic. 

The Serbian midfielder is reportedly being monitored by Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea, after impressing with Benfica over the last two seasons. 

Matic left Chelsea in 2011 after making just two appearances and was part of the deal that saw David Luiz join the Blues from the Lisbon club. 

However, the 25-year-old became a regular at the Estadio da Luz and is now on the verge of a possible January return to the west London club. 

Ljubinko Drulovic, the Serbia Under-19 coach, and a friend of Mourinho's, thinks the 'Special One's' presence will encourage the Serbia side. 

"It's another reason for the players to show what they are worth," he said. 

No concrete approaches were made for Matic this summer but his progress is being followed by many clubs and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the tall Serbian attract a lot of attention in the January transfer window. 

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