Serbia starlet Nemanja Matic says he has accepted a four-year contract offer from Chelsea. The 20-year-old midfielder - who has already made two appearances for the senior national team - has made 66 league appearances for MFK Kosice, netting four times, since arriving from Kolubara Lazarevac in 2007. Matic was set to star at last month's U21 European Championships in Sweden, only for a broken metatarsal injury sustained in Serbia's opener against Italy to end his tournament prematurely. However, the setback failed to halt reports linking the youngster with a string of English sides - including Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Fulham. And, according to Matic himself, Chelsea have won the race for his signature, with the Blues now required to agree a deal with Kosice. "I can confirm that Chelsea have offered me a four-year contract, which I have accepted," he told Dennik Sport. "Now the clubs must come to an agreement." CHELSEA FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Kerry Dixon, Guus Hiddink One on One Gianfranco Zola, Nicolas Anelka Boy's A Bit Special Michael Mancienne, Scott Sinclair Perfect XI Ruud Gullit, Marcel Desailly Celebrity fans Vidal Sassoon And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Ruud Gullit on Weekend Wonders and Chelsea on Talentspotter
15 July 2009
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