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Liverpool ready to challenge Chelsea for Benfica midfielder Matic

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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