PHOTO: Nemanja Matic holding the Chelsea shirt

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Chelsea have resigned Benfica’s highly rated midfielder Nemanja Matic for a reported fee of €25m, the club has confirmed.

The 25-year-old has been given a five-and-a-half year contract and will wear the no 21 jersey for the Blues.

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Matic was signed in 2009 but after failing to make any significant impact, he was sold to Benfica in a cash plus part exchange deal that saw defender David Luiz coming to Stamford Bridge.

The Serbian international, who delivered a heart-felt farewell message yesterday to Benfica fans, said upon signing:

“I am very happy for this opportunity to be back at this club. I feel very good because of that and just want to say I will give my best to help the team and make the Chelsea fans happy.”

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