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Mata Misses Training And Prepares For Medical As Man Utd Table Formal £35m Bid

Manchester United have submitted a formal £35m bid to Chelsea for attacker Juan Mata with the player missing training and preparing himself for a medical.

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, Juan Mata’s move to Man Utd edged even closer.

Chelsea's Juan Mata

There have been significant developments in Juan Mata’s proposed move to Manchester United this afternoon.

Earlier today it was reported in several media outlets that Chelsea had softened their stance and were now prepared to sell Mata to United as long as the player informed boss Jose Mourinho that he wanted to leave Stamford Bridge.

The BBC are now claiming that United have formalised their interest in the form of a £35m bid which has been submitted via a third party intermediary, and while this initial offer is expected to be rejected with Chelsea holding out for at least £40m, a deal is still expected to be reached.

The Telegraph are also reporting that a formal bid has been submitted, and suggest the 25-year-old missed training today and is preparing himself for a medical, with his advisers, including his father, flying over from Spain this afternoon with the aim of tying up the move within the next 48 hours.

Apparent ‘sources’ have told the newspaper that negotiations are at the final stage with just “two or three” details left to resolve, presumably one being the sale price!

It’s going to be a huge boost to the champions if they can tie up a deal for the Spanish international after a disappointing start to life under David Moyes. Mata will of course be unavailable in the Champions League but will be on hand to help the club push for at least a top-four finish in the Premier League.

This story is progressing all the time and the more details that emerge the more it looks like Juan Mata will become a United player before the end of the month.

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Can you believe that Chelsea will sell Mata to United? Share your views below.



  1. John gideon

    January 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Its veri bad for suchplayer like mata to not happy

  2. Ishaya Gyoja

    January 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    We dont want to any romuors. If united the no buy player life four to finish to four no go the eazy for them. No strog defender for man utd. Walbeck is no good finisher.

    • oku okiemute lucky

      January 22, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      If manchester united refuse to do swap deal with wayne rooney, then we are not giving juan mata to them.

  3. Ishaya Gyoja

    January 22, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Please. Man united try and buy three or four players. Because of sham. No strong defender too.

  4. Dennis Oletukovie

    January 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I feel so bad 2 hear ds news as a blue fan. Mata is a gud player – JM should not only emphasize on power factor but a total contribution in terms of assist to strikers and crosses. Wel, im bored 2 hear ds type of news cos Mata is one of d 3 best 10 in EPL. Mourihno b careful!

  5. Ebuka udemba

    January 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Jose,try and get sense,united refused to give you rooney and you’re their trying to negotiate mata deal with them,please we can’t afford to lose mata especially to our main rival.

  6. Ebuka udemba

    January 22, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Jose don’t sell mata please,how can you sell someone like mata just like that,someone with are great future.Block the deal please

  7. robert

    January 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    welcome mata & prove u r gem. i cant wait to c u in red!!! nyc & wyz decision

  8. Alains

    January 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Mata shld nt b sold to man u,d did not sell us rooney,so no deal

  9. Adedeji Idris

    January 22, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Juan Mata,
    U’re highly welcome to Old traford where we living like family.
    We need those ur assist, dribbling, attack. I want dis transfer to reach a final stage in just 24hours.

  10. Sunnypan

    January 22, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    U’re highly welcome to united family.

  11. Mayordelaw

    January 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Jm dnt make d greatest mistake of ur life selling mata to ur rival

  12. Felix

    January 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    No need for the fight or cry mata should go n play Rooney n his case are different I am a Chelsea fan. But think we have too much talent n we need an attacker so selling mata will help us get an attacker plus we will be save concerning the FIFA fair play rule

  13. yusuf sally

    January 23, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    MAN U fans are so anxious dat MATA deal should be finalize immediately,we BLUES FANS are strongly oppose to dis deal; `cos MOYES has relunctantly refused to sell ROO for us,even when ROO declare to leave. So, MOURINHO BEWARE!

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