PICTURE: Chelsea target Matic waves goodbye to Benfica fans

Benfica's Nemanja Matic waved goodbye to the club's fans after the weekend win against FC Porto.

Nemanja Matic is expected to complete a return to Chelsea this week with reports suggesting a potential fee of anywhere between £20-25 million.

The Benfica midfielder is apparently seen by Jose Mourinho as the ideal versatile holding man to have coming into the club despite the fact Chelsea aren’t short of players through the middle of their team.

A Serbian TV station announced that the deal was as good as done over the weekend and it appeared that the player himself took the opportunity to say goodbye to Benfica fans following an impressive 2-0 win against FC Porto.

Matic stepped out in front of the home crowd and waved to all sections of the stadium in a manner you would associate with a player who has just played his final game for a club.

Watch this space and wait for the official announcement but this is a dead giveaway sign that it’s imminent.

image: © Yoca91

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