Chelsea Set To Offer Midfield Rock New Deal
According to the Sun (subscription required), Chelsea are set to offer midfielder Nemanja Matic a new contract. Matic is thought to be on £70,000 per-week, but will see that rise to £100,000 per-week in a bumper extension that will see him become one of the highest earners at the club.
Matic has been instrumental in Chelsea's dominance this season and although he missed out on their League Cup final win through suspension, he will no doubt continue to play a big part in any further League and European success the club has. His job as a protector of the back four is invaluable and perfect for a league as fast-paced and physical as the Premier League.
However, Matic is also intelligent and has a good range of passing. His ability to recycle possession and enable the likes of Cesc Fabregas to operate efficiently is just as important as his imposing physical presence.