Date: 2nd June 2013 at 6:00pm
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Chelsea-Benfica-Frank-Lampard-Nemanja-Matic_2945002Jose Mourinho is returning to Stamford Bridge but may not be the only familiar face to arrive at Chelsea as the Portuguese coach wants to bring Nemanja Matic back from Benfica.

Reports in Portugal via Diario de Noticias claim the 24-year-old could return to his former for €30 million after he has managed to establish himself as one of the best young defensive midfielders in Europe after getting his chance in the first team before cementing a starting spot following Javi Garcia’s transfer to Manchester City last summer.

The reports says that Matic is Mourinho’s first choice to bolster his midfield ranks and has also been linked with Roma veteran Daniele De Rossi. But Chelsea could face competition for Matic’s signature should the likes of Monaco or Manchester United make their interest concrete.

Matic left the club back in 2011 when he was used in the deal that brought David Luiz to West London and had been on loan at Vitesse Arnhem before then. The decision to let him go was a mistake and it is ironic that as the Brazilian is linked with the exit doors, there are stories of us wanting to bring the player we lost back to the club.

The Serbian has been brilliant for Benfica over the season and is really unfortunate to finish the season without any medals as the Lisbon club surrendered top spot late in the league season, were surprisingly beaten by Guimaraes in the Portuguese cup and was of course denied a Europa League crown by Chelsea.

Matic has played in 36 games in all competitions this season and scored five goals from midfield. His current deal runs until 2018 and has a release fee of €45 million.

Would you like to see Nemanja Matic back at Chelsea this summer?



21 responses to “Mourinho wants Serbian midfielder back at Stamford Bridge”

  1. Lincoln D.Seton says:

    Jose,are you coming back to Chelsea to destroy it or to rebuilt as you did in 2004.Pls help us and don’t scatter us to be the worse team in England.I begged.

  2. Lincoln D.Seton says:

    Please try to work with those players in their various positions until next season.You are a good and exprienced coach in the world.

  3. temitope says:

    I dnt knw wat u people see in jose pls tel him neva try to detroy our team I dnt lik his partern of playing

  4. temitope says:

    Jose dnt eva try to sell luis cos if u do u wl neva enjoy ur coachn in england I dnt like ur partern of playin I love ground ball not kick nd follow

    • Anthony Williams says:

      You think Luiz is bigger than Mourinho in West London?


      • samuel says:

        even if not bigger than him he should not try to sell out some of the players like Luiz,he is the future,sell out over aged players like terry but not youngones,by selling Luiz even the club owner cant be happy with his decisions.he like him and want to make him the team captain,so mourinho if he is to sell him its not that he is not a good player but becauz of that player to abramovich communication,better bluiz than mourinho.again chelsea want the future but not only making history 4 your shake and then leave,he should not bring old players at chelsea as he did to inter winning everything making history and then leaving 4 another team.chelsea youth policy will continiou,how many years will di rossi player and use too much money signing him same as alonzo,it shows that he want players 4 the time being and then leave after.we also need to see beautiful football as 4 last season not kick and run.

  5. Alan Frank says:

    Matic would be a brilliant young buy and is far superior as a defensive midfielder to anything we now have. Jose knows that Chelsea struggled to defend a lead last term and conceded far too many goals. He will be looking to over haul the Chelsea defensive set up and whoever he sells and brings in I for one will be 100% behind him as he has a proven track record of building WINNING teams. KTBFFH!

  6. chibueze says:

    pls keep mikel for us he is a silent hero

  7. yusuf says:

    Mou u are a good coach but selling David luiz is a big mistake u will regret luiz can play everywhere in the world coz he is a top class player plx plx don’t do that players to sell is ferreira,yossi,jt,torres,marin so bring matic,rosi cavani ,modric contraeo, and others maintain Oscar mata & hazard as kingpins and u Will enjoy nice time