Chelsea Ready To Sell Juan Mata To United For £40m With Player ‘Desperate’ For Move

By on January 21, 2014

With the January transfer window in full flow clubs are 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, could Man Utd finally land Juan Mata?

Chelsea's Juan Mata

The transfer window could be set to heat-up with the widespread reports this morning suggesting that Chelsea are ready to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United if they pay £40m for the unsettled attacker.

Mata has surprisingly fallen out-of-favour at Chelsea this season with boss Jose Mourinho preferring the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian in attack, leading to speculation he could be on the move this month.

The Daily Mail are one of several newspapers who are reporting today that despite weeks of denying they will sell the Spaniard, the Blues are now willing to cash-in and sell to United as long as the champions meet their £40m valuation.

The Telegraph are also running a similar story but they feel the fee has been set at nearer £37m. Either way, it looks like this sensational deal could be on the cards if United are willing to pay.

The newspapers agree that David Moyes is keen to take Mata to Old Trafford and while the club have not made an official offer as yet, it’s suggested they are on the brink of making their move with the 25-year-old said to be ‘desperate’ to leave in order to resurrect his career ahead of the World Cup. Any potential deal could still be complicated by Chelsea interest in Wayne Rooney, but it appears United remain adamant the striker won’t be sold.

It would certainly be a major coup if United could pull this deal off and hand Moyes a huge boost in what’s been a difficult first season in charge since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson. The defending champions fell 14 points off the pace in the title race after losing 3-1 to Chelsea at the Bridge on Sunday and there’s little doubt they need to inject some fresh blood, and the signing of Mata could be just what they need to get back on track.

The Spaniard’s fall from grace at Chelsea has been both dramatic and surprising. He was named as the club’s player of the year for the previous two seasons before Mourinho returned to consign him to a bit-part role, with the Portuguese coach questioning the attackers work-rate and ability to track back and help out in defence when needed.

Mata hasn’t featured since reacting badly to being an early substitute in Chelsea’s win over Southampton on New Year’s Day, and Mourinho revealed after the game that the ‘door was open’ for him if he wanted to leave.

I think it’s certainly come to a point where Mata should be pushing for a move as he’s far too good a player to be warming the bench every week – particularly in a World Cup year – but I’d also be majorly surprised if Chelsea did agree to sell to United.

The Red Devils may not be viewed as title contenders anymore this season but they are still a domestic rival and Chelsea would be severely strengthening them not only for the second half of this season, but also for the seasons to come.

However, the media seems certain that a deal can be agreed if Chelsea’s valuation is met, so let’s see how this develops over the coming days. United fans might finally have something to smile about this season…

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25 Comments

  1. peter

    January 21, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Moyes you have to go for Jua mata the guy is very good and I believe he solve our miffed problem please go and get him for $40m fast. You when and get fake player for us for 27.5m from everton. Please get mata immediately before is to late.

    • Roshan

      January 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Had i been mourino i would have sold mata at a discounted price a strong manu would be at the advantage of chelsea, manu has aleready played both legs to chelsea while manu is to play return leg to arsenal,MCity, Liverpool & others. so best of luck chelsea for title, and 4th place for manu

  2. Just Pay it

    January 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Mata is a class player, would be a gift for 40!!!!!. United’s chance at cl is at stake. What are they waiting for????? haggle over 37, 38, 38.5 PSG cruise in throw 40 down…. he’s playing in paris

  3. Frank

    January 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Moyes go 4 mata even if de fees is 50m.. Cos he derserve it

  4. sammy

    January 21, 2014 at 10:31 am

    no time to waist , now they agred selling juan mata to united for 40million what is moyes waiting for. slow coach get him if u rilly wont to be at the top 4 this session

  5. horla

    January 21, 2014 at 10:33 am

    united should do something fast,we really need him

  6. miko

    January 21, 2014 at 10:35 am

    After Man U refusing Rooney to Chelsea they must be made to make Rooney part of a swop

  7. Sullubawa07

    January 21, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Moyes, go for mata he is d type of player we need in order contest for the title.

  8. Micheal N

    January 21, 2014 at 10:44 am

    40m is ok just get him before is too late.

  9. Micheal chizoba

    January 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Moyes what are u waiting for get mata for us, 40 million is ok.

  10. Corals Collins

    January 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Leave the stupid man alone calin himself moyes if u like go for mata if u like don’t go even though is 15Omillion sha na ur papa money.

  11. Kingsman

    January 21, 2014 at 11:01 am

    U guys are wasting ur time.This club called Manchester United has psychological problem of buying players because they want to favour their own (British players).A recalcitrant child will not fail to see,if he fails to heed.Clubs are beginning to sympathize with United when they(United) are not pitying themselves.United are the ones making matters worst for themselves.When clubs are busy in the transfer market,United’ll remain adamant & unmoved

  12. Aniefiok. Jimmy

    January 21, 2014 at 11:22 am

    If cfc allow mata to man u they r stupid, when cfc needed rooney they refused to sell, let them feel d pains also.

    • Roshan

      January 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      a strong manu would be at the advantage of chelsea if they they do’nt sell they are fools manu has played both legs to chelsea , a strong manu will stop others.

  13. birhan ketema

    January 21, 2014 at 11:35 am

    yes

  14. donatus daniel

    January 21, 2014 at 11:48 am

    the rate of racism in man utd is affecting the whole club and the fans.if i may ask,must player be an english man or everton player before we buy him?now you have 200m pounds with u, u cant realise 50m,if u cant buy Mata,let me name players that i can buy.we have Evar Benegar,(valencia),Ogenyi Onazi (lazio),Lucas moura (psg,)Matews (Napoli),Ji Sung (Swansea),Ki (sunderland).dont be stupid to think dat chelsea will give mata dont also be stupid to give them ur weapon of massive destructions (WAYNE ROONEY)GOOD LUCK.

  15. Wasiu

    January 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Rooney for Mata or no Deal. If Chelsea must sell Mata to Man U, then it must involve Rooney or sell him to another country.

    • Roshan

      January 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      cl Should let mata go now & buy rooney in summer. chelsea played both legs a strong manu will stop other contenders.

  16. Terry

    January 21, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Won’t happen! U think chelsea we’d be stupid enough to sell one of their best players to a sinking ship, no way. ESP since the Rooney debacle last summer. Absolutely no chance whatsoever!!! So there.

    • Roshan

      January 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      what a stupid thinking, see beyond your nose, certainly mourino is not a fool, to win the title this year now he should favor a strong manu.

  17. kwesiga

    January 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    moyesdontbeafool

  18. haroona nuraddeen

    January 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    hahaha cfc dnt b rediculose what ever d price may be dnt sell mata to any domestic rival.rembr what happen last season we chased rooney but m utd said they cant sell him to chelsea. pls let dem suffer..hahahaha up chelsea

  19. ade

    January 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Wenger should also bid for him so that he can play from the left winger being a natural left footer or behind the main striker and reduce the stress of goal scoring on the shoulder of Giroud.

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  21. dare

    January 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    moyes is a stupid man, too slow in everything, u are an error to manchester utd

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