Chelsea has completed the transfer of Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic from Slovak club MFK Kosice.

The Premier League powerhouse has paid euro1.75 million (US$2.46 million) for the 21-year-old, Kosice said in a statement on Tuesday.

Matic, who played twice for his country moved to Kosice in 2006. Middlesbrough was previously also said to be looking to sign Matic.

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