Arsenal Linked With Shock Move For Chelsea’s POTY

By on July 20, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal have been linked with Juan Mata.

Juan Mata

Arsenal are lining up a shock move for Chelsea attacker Juan Mata with boss Arsene Wenger being kept informed of any developments on the players future, according to the Daily Mail.

Mata’s future at Stamford Bridge has surprisingly come under scrutiny following the arrival of Jose Mourinho, with reports last week suggesting the Blues had tried to use the Spaniard as a make-weight in a move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

Those reports were dismissed out of hand by Chelsea but speculation suggesting Mata could be on the move this summer refuse to go away and it appears Arsenal could be ready to offer him a way out.

The Mail claim boss Arsene Wenger is keen to lure the 25-year-old to the Emirates and has asked to be kept informed of any developments over the players future with a view to launching a shock swoop if Chelsea decide to cash in.

The newspaper suggests Arsenal were close to landing Mata back in 2011 before he ended up sealing a move to Stamford Bridge, and it seems the north Londoners are ready to try and sign him for the second time.

However, any decision by Chelsea to not only sell Mata, but particularly t a Premier League rival such as Arsenal, would no doubt be met with a few raised eyebrows Blues fans. The Spanish international has just come off the back of a stunning season that saw him score 11 league goals as well as provide 13 assists, earning him the clubs Player of the Year award for the second successive season.

So it would no doubt be a strange call if Mourinho decided he wasn’t part of his plans and sanctioned a sale to the Gunners, but stranger things have happened in football.

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8 Comments

  1. robin

    July 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    we missed out on him to begin with, doubt he’d go to us seeing as we’re inferior to them (trophies). I wish but it would never happen. I don’t even see the point in Arsenal trying to buy Mata or Bernard? We need a DM, a striker and a central defender + maybe a gk

  2. don't believe the hype

    July 20, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    That makes me laugh, arsenal bid 2mil under the asking price before chelsea stepped in & got him.
    And now we are expected to believe that arsenal are gonna pay double for what he was worth back then to sign him now….. do me a favour…. & jog on.

  3. Miko

    July 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Wenger is stupid coach who doesnt tink about future wen sellin players to his rival clubs, he sold Ashly Cole for chelsea, sellin vp to man u, sellin Toure, Adebayor, Nastri nd Clishy to man city all re hih best players. Just bcs wenger is not interest in winin trophies but makin money to d club.

  4. Ponchus Pilote

    July 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Why are the media wasting their time with this story?? It’s not even worth the time and effort these brainless journalists are putting into it. You get paid good money to throw out bullsh** for the guillable population to digest. Do yourselves a favour and GET A LIFE! MUGS!

  5. anthony Big

    July 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I see no problem in bringing in Mata. The problem remains whether Chelsea is wiling to sell.

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  7. Kenneth

    July 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    If mourinho considers that his services aren’t needed,he will,cus I think Mou don’t like Spaindiads as such.As for Winger,he is a confused lad.

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