Sunday 18 March 2018

Nemanja Matic returns to Chelsea on a five-and-a-half year deal

Nemanja Matic is back at Chelsea
Nemanja Matic is back at Chelsea

Mark Bryans

Chelsea have confirmed that Nemanja Matic has returned to Stamford Bridge from Benfica, with the Serbia international signing a five-and-a-half-year deal.

The 25-year-old originally departed Chelsea as part of the deal which saw David Luiz move to west London from Benfica three years ago but is now back with the Blues.

Matic struggled to make an impact during his first spell at the club, spending a season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem before heading to Portugal.

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