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Serie A side Bologna are hoping to complete the signing of young midfielder Nemanja Matic from Premier League giants Chelsea on a one-year loan deal, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Felsinei are keen to strengthen their team this summer after finishing only one place above the relegation zone in the Italian top-flight last season.

The report states that head coach Franco Colomba sees Matic as the perfect addition to his squad that Bologna are close to reaching an agreement with Chelsea.

The 21-year-old signed a four-year contract with the Blues last summer, but made only three substitute appearances over the course of last season.

Despite his relative inexperience at the top level, Matic has already won two caps for the senior Serbian national side, although he did miss out on selection for the World Cup 2010 squad.

Bologna are also closely monitoring the situation of Uruguay international Diego Perez, who is currently under contract with Monaco.

The holding midfielder was selected in South Africa and had an impressive tournament for the South Americans as they reached the semi-finals.

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