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Matic completes Blues return

Chelsea have completed the signing of former midfielder Nemanja Vidic for a fee in the region of £20m, Sky Sports understands.

The 25 year old originally moved away from Stamford Bridge in 2011 as part of the deal that saw David Luiz arrive from Benfica.

He has returned on a five and a half year deal, and becomes the Blues first signing of the January transfer window.

During his first spell at the club, the Serbian international made just three substitute appearances before moving to Portugal.

He could make his second Chelsea debut in Sunday afternoon’s clash with Manchester United.

Meanwhile, the club have been boosted in their hopes of signing Southampton left-back Luke Shaw following the news that chairman Nicola Cortese has left the club, according to the Express.

The 18 year old has been linked with a move to a number of clubs though both Cortese and manager Mauricio Pochettino have dismissed any speculation that they will sell.

However, with rumours that the Saints boss will follow his former boss out of the door at St Mary’s, the Blues are waiting to pounce.

Finally, midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has returned to the club following his loan spell with Nottingham Forest.

The England U21 international made twelve appearances for the East Midlands side, scoring twice.

Mourinho has fully fit squad for Fulham visit

Chelsea welcome local rivals Fulham to Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s late kick of in the Premier League, desperate to end their four match winless streak.

Nevertheless, the Blues are guaranteed to fire themselves into the top two, if only for the evening, with four of the five teams above them not playing until Sunday.

Manager Jose Mourinho has no injury concerns ahead of the game, but could well make changes to the side that lost to Basel on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint Germain coach Laurent Blanc has confirmed his sides interest in signing Juan Mata, the Express understands.

The Spain international, who has started just two of Chelsea’s six games so far this season,  has been tipped to leave the club in January with Tottenham Hotspur a potential destination for the 25 year old.

However, Blanc’s words have suggested that the mega-rich Ligue 1 side will make a move when the transfer window reopens.

Elsewhere, Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Championship side Nottingham Forest until January.

Mourinho is keen for the 18 year old, who excelled during a season long spell with Watford last term, to gain further first team experience before he introduces him into the fold at Stamford Bridge.