Chelsea stunned by Benfica price for Matic

Benfica are demanding top price for midfielder Nemanja Matic.

Benfica are demanding top price for midfielder Nemanja Matic.

The Daily Star says Benfica are demanding Chelsea pay a staggering £38m for Matic – the man the Blues let them have as a makeweight two years ago.

Boss Jose Mourinho has convinced owner Roman Abramovich that the Serbian playmaker is key to his plans.

And, like Mourinho, Matic, 20, will be making a return to Stamford Bridge, having first signed for the club from Slovak side Kosice four years ago.

But Benfica, who lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the Europa League final last month, are digging their heels in and demanding a massive fee.

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