Man Utd Hold Talks With Juan Mata’s Agent Ahead Of Proposed £27m Bid

By on January 13, 2014

With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, more on the future of Juan Mata.

Chelsea's Juan Mata

Some interesting reports doing the rounds this morning with the Daily Star claiming that Manchester United have held talks with the agents of Juan Mata about a potential switch to Old Trafford and could test Chelsea’s resolve with a £27m bid.

Mata has surprisingly fallen out-of-favour under Jose Mourinho this season with the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Andre Schurrle all seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order, while the Portuguese coach has also questioned the attackers work-rate at times.

The 25-year-old’s lack of regular action has seen him linked with a move away from west London and understandably, there is likely to be no shortage of takers if Mata does become available.

One club who have been credited with an interest in Manchester United and the Daily Star claim that the champions have not given up hope of pulling of a major coup by taking Mata to Old Trafford – despite Chelsea insisting they have no interest in selling to a domestic rival.

The newspaper suggests that United chiefs have already held talks with the players representatives and David Moyes could now tempt Chelsea’s resolve with a £27m bid.

I have no idea what United are doing speaking to Mata’s agents without the permission of Chelsea, but the paper seems to think this is the case, while they also state that Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have also been in touch with the players people about a move back to Spain.

Mata’s situation is perplexing, particularly when you consider he was voted as Chelsea’s player of the year for the previous two seasons and has been excellent since his move from Valencia in 2011. Mourinho is a tough coach who demands 100% effort and discipline from his players, and it seems he isn’t convinced Mata can do a job for the team, despite his obvious attacking abilities.

Mata isn’t going to be happy sitting on the bench for the second half of the season with the World Cup coming up, so he’d be well within his rights to demand a move – whether on loan or a permanent deal.

But would they ever agree to sell to United? In my opinion, NO. It would make little sense unless they received an offer too good to turn down – which £27m certainly isn’t for a player of Mata’s quality – or they got someone in exchange – such as Wayne Rooney. Now that would be some swap deal, wouldn’t it?!

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What do Chelsea fans make of Mata’s situation? Would United fans swap Rooney for him? Share your views below.

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14 Comments

  1. ThePups

    January 13, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Just £18m short of his valuation then! haha! really?

  2. Imraan

    January 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Mata would be a great addition to the Manu squad – WITHOUT SWAPPING ROONEY!!!!

  3. sule tankarkar

    January 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    mata to united roo to blues? who coup whom?ehm! removr your article sir!

  4. Alibaba

    January 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    for 50m you can take em, Man utd have 200m in the pocket and spending money on a player like Mata would be well spent who has such an amazing track record in the prem league itself. Chelsea will not be hurt coz we have two more great talents to be heading back home – Piazon and Traore!

  5. miko

    January 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Only as a Rooney plus £20 million Swap!

    • Buddy Melv

      January 13, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      The fact that Chelsea fans are willing to go for a Mata-Rooney swap while Man Utd fans aren’t shows who worth more. What are you smoking, suggesting the Rooney comes with additional sums for Mata? Mata is an amazing talent but it should be the other way round, if anything. Utd have the money for Mata and if Rooney is leaving United, he’s leaving EPL too.

  6. Nnamdi Chuks

    January 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Man u go and get that guy but no swapping

  7. Terry

    January 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Dream on manure fans, it won’t ever happen.

  8. Jamie

    January 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Hay mug wrote this. Utd dont have to have chelsea permission to speak to mata’s agent

  9. La Paix se Gagne!

    January 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Mata is a very great player! We love him a lot! In fact,if we didn’t have players better than him in his position,we shouldn’t have been talking about where is gonna move… So,if Man Utd really needs him but can’t afford to pay then let them make easier by sending Rooney to Stanford Bridge instead of wasting our time including their own time talking to his agents! Its simple,Rooney plus ±10m for Mata or nothing…

  10. Buddy Melv

    January 13, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    The fact that Chelsea fans are willing to go for a Mata-Rooney swap while Man Utd fans aren’t shows who worth more. What are you smoking, suggesting the Rooney comes with additional sums for Mata? Mata is an amazing talent but it should be the other way round, if anything. Utd have the money for Mata and if Rooney is leaving United, he’s leaving EPL too.

  11. funts

    January 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Must there be a swap before J.Mata comes to man.u?,a player like Mata should’nt be playing from the bench.since he did’nt have 1st place in chelsea i think it will be good for him to come to man u, He wll have it $ he will even cope well there.so therefor J mata u re welcome to man.u.

  12. Masterwite

    January 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Mata is a gug player we knw bt not to the extend of swaping him wit Rooney.and to united fans i wnt to let u all knw dat mourihn wnt to use style nd lure Rooney to chelsea by saying mata can nt go to united.he knws dat for man u to ave mata Rooney must go to chelsea… If chelsea refuse dat mata shud nt come to man den man u shud let him be

  13. Emmanuel

    January 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Mata plz come to united please we need you

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