Chelsea ready to re-sign former youth star

By on January 11, 2014

Nemanja Matic could be set for a Chelsea return.

Chelsea are prepared to pay £21m to bring Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic back to the club during the January transfer window. Matic moved to the Portuguese club from the Blues in January 2011 when David Luiz joined the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Matic, who was named player of the year in the Portuguese league last season, has a buy-out clause of £37 million built into his contract.

Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal to sell Kevin De Bruyne to Wolfsburg for around £18 million. The Belgian star is keen to quit Chelsea in order to prepare for the World Cup. The ageing Michael Essien is also set to leave the Blues.

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