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Barcelona Eye £30m Mata After Mourinho Blocks Attackers Pay Rise

Barcelona are ready to launch a £30m move for Juan Mata after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho blocked a pay rise due to the attacker after his displays last season.

Juan Mata

With the internet full of transfer gossip as we approach the opening of the summer transfer window, an interesting story by the Mirror caught my eye with the newspaper reporting that Barcelona are ready to launch a £30m move for Juan Mata after new boss Jose Mourinho blocked a pay rise due to the attacker.

Mata has just come off the back of a stunning season at Stamford Bridge that saw him score 19 goals and provide 35 assists to earn him Chelsea’s Player of the Year award as well as a place in the Premier League Team of the Year last term.

The Mirror claim that the 25-year-old is now due a pay rise in accordance with the terms of his contract but reports coming from Spain suggest that Mourinho has blocked the planned wage increase leading to a fall-out between the pair and Barcelona are ready to pounce.

Mata still has three years left to run on his current contract at Stamford Bridge so isn’t likely to come cheap and the newspaper suggest Barca are lining up a £30m bid to try and lure the unsettled attacker to the Nou Camp this summer and will look to fund the move from the sale of Thiago Alcantara, David Villa and Alexis Sanchez.

Blues fans will no doubt be up in arms if the club do end up selling Mata this summer and it would be a hugely bold move by Mourinho. However, there’s a long way to go before any move happens and I personally still feel it’s unlikely Mata will leave Chelsea, despite what the Mirror say, but it’s certainly something worth keeping a close eye on over the next few weeks….

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How would Chelsea fans feel if Mata was sold? Get involved in the comments section below.




    June 19, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    i tink dis d begining of moriho fairlure if he sell mata,mata deserv evrtn in chelsea,if nt mata chelsea will nt com to champion leauge dis season so jose should mine his busnx and stay away frm player busnx

    • jostel

      June 21, 2013 at 6:55 am

      ba cn be loaned, torres sold bt mata shall go nowhere. he must become a future blue legend

  2. Chidi Peter

    June 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Sorry for those believing on this garbage

  3. Dada Oluwasola

    June 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Mata and louis shld not be sold to other clubs at any prize.

  4. raphloren

    June 20, 2013 at 9:58 am

    If d rumours turn 2 b real……i personally will du evrytin in my capacity 2 make sure dat mourinho or wateva…..b send out of chelsea nd den place a big curse on himm…….pls mata,torres,luiz nd mikel ar not for sale…….murinho dnt spoil chelsea lik d way u did 2 real madrid wit ur segregation policy…. bcs i had already knew dat …..collapsing stamford brigde is ur mission….God no go gree wit u

  5. titilopeo ogundiran

    June 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    dis is a bad decesion 4 mourinho to sell juan mata,bcos is fantastic player in chelsea is d one dat carry chelsea enter champion sleague, 4 mourinho to sell mata, i tink dat is the beginin of his faillion in chelsea job…..may jose should leave mata,& david luiz….dat is my opinion 2 him.

  6. Ndubuisi

    June 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Mou please dont spoil this club with your nonsense policy that u use to run madrid down just mind ur business nd i dont need a rubbish tactical approach

  7. Kingsley donmeyor obum

    June 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Jose pleas dont sell this play for use,mate and liz is a good one pleas jos

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