Nemanja Matic

A hard working box-to-box central midfielder, Serbian Matic plays for perennial
title challengers Benefica.

Linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer, the deal reportedly fell through after the Blues balked at paying tens of millions for a player they let go as a makeweight in the deal for David Luiz three years ago.


Still, Matic is the sort of battering ram of a midfielder that Jose Mourinho has liked and could look to sign as a long-term replacement to ageing stars like Michael Essien.

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