Matic €35m Chelsea move 'confirmed' by Serbian TV station

Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic's move to Chelsea appears more and more likely.

Nemanja Matic has been a hot topic of discussion this week, with reports in Portugal claiming he was even going to skip today's Benfica game for fear of injury ruining a transfer to Chelsea.

This proved to be untrue as the midfielder started the 2-0 win over Porto, but post-game, the midfielder's imminent switch has been reported as done deal by a Serbian TV station.

Matic, who hails from the country, is expected to be unveiled by Chelsea on Tuesday with a transfer fee expected to be €35 million.

RTS reported on Sunday at 6pm: "Nemanja Matic has agreed to return to London's Chelsea... will join new teammates, confirmed the RTS. Unofficially, the amount of the transfer is € 35 million... The fact that Matic began derby match against Porto speaks in favour of this claim."

Matic left Chelsea back in 2011 in a part-exchange deal for David Luiz, where he played just two games for the club. At Benfica he has become one of the most highly rated midfielders on the continent.

Manchester United and Manchester City have both been linked with him in recent weeks, but Matic's past connections with Chelsea, and the fact he shares an agent with Jose Mourinho appears to have swung it.

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