An interesteing report ciculating during this window is Chelsea's desire to bring back a former youth player to Stamford Bridge, in the shape of Benfica's tall and powerful midfielder, Nemanja Matic.
24-year-old Matic was at Chelsea from 2009-2011 but only made 2 senior appearances before going on loan to Vitesse Arnhem, and eventually making a permanent switch to Benfica in the Portuguese league in a swap deal that saw David Luiz switch to Chelsea. He struggled to break in to the Chelsea squad and has since discovered great form, cementing his place as a vital midfielder in Benfica's line up and also within the Serbian National squad.
However, if Chelsea are to bring the 6ft 4in towerhouse back to The Bridge, they will have to stump up an incredible fee of £38 million, which is allegedly being demanded by Benfica, according to The Daily Star. Unless a lower deal can be sought, Chelsea will back out with their financial attentions firmly set on bringing in Napoli's Edinson Cavani.
The paper claims that is is new boss Jose Mourinho who wants the Serbian in his squad and has convinved owner Roman Abramovich to pursue a move for him. Benfica are digging their feet in the ground on this one, just as it was looking like Matic would be on his way back to London.
Negotiations are still ongoing with Benfica.