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Matic completed a £20m return to Stamford Bridge this week and although the decision lies with Jose Mourinho, Matic is hoping for an immediate selection to make an impact

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Player profile: Is Chelsea's latest signing Nemanja Matic really worth £21m?

The Serbia international has completed his return to Stamford Bridge

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Should you go back? With Nemanja Matic set for a return to Chelsea, we look at others who signed for former clubs, including Mathieu Flamini, Mark Hughes and Ian Rush

Serbia international Matic looks set for a second spell at Stamford Bridge, but will it be more successful than his first?

Transfer news: Nemanja Matic confirms he has played last game for Benfica as Chelsea move nears

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Chelsea old boy reportedly having medical with London club today

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Heynckes, like Ferguson, retired at the end of last season

Chelsea transfer news: Nemanja Matic closer to signing in £21m deal

The Serbia international only left Chelsea in 2011, at which time he was valued at £4m

Your move: Cardiff have signed Magnus Wolff Eikrem (third left) but successful transfers are rare at this time

The Last Word: Close this transfer window full of fear and desperation

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The Real Madrid striker scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Celta Vigo

Former Portuguese footballer, Eusebio: much love for Hagan

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Portuguese football legend Eusebio, died of a cardiac arrest early Sunday morning, here are some of the best images from his playing career and later life

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