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Arsenal, Liverpool & Tottenham Miss Out On £20m Ace

Juan Mata, who is a reported target for Premiership trio Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, is staying at Valencia.

The talented winger had been linked with a £20million move to the Premiership, but Valencia chairman Manuel Llorente was quick to quash any speculation linking his star player with a move away from the club.

“We have no intention of selling him and we have not received any formal offers for the player,” Llorente told Superdeporte.

“The news that has appeared in the papers is nothing more than speculation – Juan Mata is not for sale.”

The gifted attacker was instrumental to the Spanish Under 21 team that was victorious in Denmark in the recent European Championship and was apart of the squad that won the 2010 World Cup.

The wide man has been linked with a move away from the club previously with Real Madrid interested in the player, but such a move has failed to materialise with Valencia adamant that Mata will not be sold.

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  1. Andy

    July 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Torres and others were supposedly not for sale. Clubs play these games to up the prices of their in demand players. I believe Liverpool will get their man and Mata will be a red before long.

  2. What happened to Steve McMahon?

    July 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Why haven’t Liverpool made a move for this player??? Rafa would have. Wonder what great players Rafa would have bought after finally receiving transfer funds and backing.
    Mata for one. Wouldn’t have gone near Downing,esp. for over £10mil.

  3. Cobra

    July 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Rafa is a thing of the PAST, the same as a lot of his PAST mediocre signings. He certainly would not have bought Mata, he is far to attacking minded for a Benitez team.

    • PP

      July 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      Most of Rafa’s signings were attacking-minded FACT.

      • papa

        July 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

        Cos you say, FACT, don’t make it so. NUMPTY.

  4. ruben

    July 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm


    • Moocher

      July 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      Very much in the past… would not want to see him anywhere near LFC again!!

  5. westlyfaneke

    July 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    i believe he’ll be impressed once we make a move for him..all we need do is go for this young talented lad and forget s.downing..ynwa

  6. MarioKopite

    July 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    ruben go get lost and go support another club … idiot . Hial KING KENNY….. YNWA

  7. What happened to Steve McMahon?

    July 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Look at our future, its all Rafa. Even Kenny has praised Rafa for the youth system he set up.
    The players are Suso, Sterling amongst others. Very attack minded.
    Alonso with his vision, was only sold because Rafa wasn’t given money, he used that to buy quick attacking player Robbie Keane. Although didn’t work out Rafa had strikers on the books. Torres, Voronin, Keane, Ngog, Crouch, Babel, Kuyt. He didn’t ever have £35mil in a transfer window to spend let alone on one player.
    Our Forwards are Carroll, Ngog, Kuyt – Were is the attack ??

  8. In Rafa I Trust

    July 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    @what happened to steve mcmahon @pp @ruben I love rafa and we all have to admit he was unfairly dismissed, i want him reinstated with adequate support and sufficient funds, he would bring in players of spanish stock other than some english dross, please add me on FB as ”an intellectual minor” or follow me on twitter as hatebreeder, we need to get acquainted and form a group for rafa

    • Moocher

      July 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      Well don’t include me.. You both have blinkers on!!

    • papa

      July 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      Another NUMPTY. You are not gonna sit there and tell me or anyone who supports Liverpool that Rafa is a better manager than Kenny. And as for Spanish class and not english dross, he upset Alonso (spanish) and tried to replace him with Barry (English dross). Wouldn’t have been so bad if he got Barry but he left us with neither.
      You are the Numpty of the week for this comment.

  9. tonylfc

    July 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    What Happened to Steve McMahon and you other idiots that think Rafa done a good job, the signings he made were atrocious, diabolical!! Keane 20mil, aqua 18mil, and glen johnson, bought kut as a forward but played him wide dossena another waste of 7mil,the list is endless, got rid of crouch but kepy ngog and that joke vorinin, what planet are you people on, the football was boring, his comments embarrasing. He got a couple of good signings torres, mascarano and alonso, alonso went cos the waiter wanted barry!! He would never of won the league coz he is arrogant. You say he had no money but wasted 58 mil on the first three players i mentioned, his players he bought in the 5mil to 10mil bracket were sh.te. The players wernt happy with his tactics either. he won champs league, with a team he inherited from houlier, instead of moving forward after istanbul, we went backwards. We came close in the league one season, but if he had kept his mouth shut regarding the FACT business with manure we may have won the title, coz after that rant , we never won a game for ages

    • papa

      July 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      Agreed. Say no more. Some people are not worth enlightening.

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