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Jose Mourinho targets Serbia international Nemanja Matic for Chelsea's midfield holding role. #CFC #SLB
Jose Mourinho has identified Serbia international Nemanja Matic as a preferred midfield reinforcement as he seeks to reshape Chelsea's squad into one capable of beating Manchester United and Manchester City to the Premier League title. Matic, valued at €30million by Benfica, was allowed to leave Chelsea as a make-weight in David Luiz's January 2011 transfer from the Portuguese club.
Adding to the sense of irony is the possibility that Matic's purchase will be funded by the sale of David Luiz to Barcelona. As first reported by The Sunday Times last week, Mourinho is prepared to sell the Brazil international to raise money for the midfielder, central defender and centre forward he plans to add to Chelsea's squad once his own four-year contract to return to the club is formalised this week (http://t.co/4S2vvwURJA).
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