Manchester United & Chelsea get company in Nemanja Matic case

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Manchester United and Chelsea now face further competition in their pursuit of Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic, as Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are also interested in signing him.

According to Record, Jurgen Klopp is keen on the defensive midfielder and could look to make a move in the transfer window, though any approach would likely spark the moneymen at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge into action.

Manchester United manager David Moyes was recently credited with an interest in the 25-year-old and is ready to splash as much as £20million to land him.

However, Chelsea could well have something to say about Matic's future, as he was reportedly keen on a move back to Stamford Bridge and the Blues were linked with an interest in him early this year.

The Serbian midfielder was actually a Chelsea player a couple of years ago, but failed to make an impact and was sent to Benfica as a makeweight in the deal that David Luiz in the other direction.

Record claim that Matic could be sold as early as January, as Benfica will need to raise funds if they fail to make it to the Champions League knockout stages.

They are currently level on seven points with Olympiacos and face the prospect of a home tie against leaders Paris Saint-Germain in their final group game, while the Greek side welcome winless Anderlecht

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