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Arsenal Linked With Shock Move For Chelsea’s POTY

Arsenal are lining up a shock move for Chelsea attacker Juan Mata with boss Arsene Wenger asked to be kept informed of any developments on the players future.

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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