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Football: Matic in London to clinch Chelsea return - report

Benfica midfielder Nemenja Matic is poised to rejoin Chelsea in a 26 million euro (£22 million) deal, according to reports in Portugal on Tuesday. The Serbian international first signed for Chelsea from Slovakian side Kosice in 2009 but was sold to Benfica in the 2011 January transfer window in a deal which saw David Luiz move to Stamford Bridge. Confirming the Chelsea interest Matic told A Bola sports daily: "Now is a good time to leave. I want to improve, I want to play in a better league and I want to go to Chelsea."

Late Luiz lifts Chelsea, Fenerbahce edge Benfica

LONDON (Reuters) - Brazilian David Luiz scored deep into stoppage time to keep Chelsea on track for a second successive European final after a 2-1 victory at Basel in their Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday. Fenerbahce, who wasted a first-half spot-kick, also gained an advantage by beating Portuguese club Benfica 1-0 in Istanbul with a 72nd-minute header from Egemen Korkmaz.
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