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Matic seeking Premier League move, according to Portuguese media

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The player's agent has confirmed that the big midfielder would like to return to England, three seasons after leaving Chelsea

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Inter Milan have supposedly set a deadline for teams interested in signing Fredy Guarin and Xabi Alonso just extended his Real Madrid contract, but there now appears to be a little movement on Chelsea's other rumored midfield target. According Goncalo Lopes of Diário de Notícias, Nemanja Matic has his heart set on a move to the Premier League.

We've touched on Benfica's financial situation before, and if the player is looking for a January transfer, there will almost certainly be enough interest between Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City to see a move completed. He'll likely be an expensive buy for whomever acquires his services, but his age and skill level will likely see that investment repaid over quite a few years.

Benfica host Porto this weekend, after which we'll likely hear considerably more on Matic.