Liverpool are ready to compete with Chelsea for Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic.

The Daily Express says Jose Mourinho is known to be an admirer and was linked with a move to bring the Serbian international back to the club over the summer.

However, reports in Portugal suggest that Liverpool have now entered the race for the 25-year-old.

According to O Jogo, Brendan Rodgers has made Matic's signing a priority in January as he seeks to strengthen his midfield.

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