Chelsea Blocking Mata Deal Until They Secure £11m Signing Of Liverpool Target Salah

By on January 23, 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, Chelsea are blocking Juan Mata’s exit until they secure his replacement.

Mohamed-Salah

Chelsea are holding up Juan Mata’s proposed £37m move to Manchester United until they manage to secure the signature of Liverpool target Mohamed Salah, according to the Mirror.

Widespread reports this morning claimed that Mata was due to arrive by helicopter at United’s Carrington training base today and was expected to complete his switch to Old Trafford within the next 24 hours.

While the Mirror suggest the 25-year-old will still travel north to meet David Moyes and undergo a medical, they claim that Chelsea are refusing to sign off any paper work until they have secured Mata’s replacement.

The bad news for Liverpool fans is that the man the Blues seemingly want is Mohamed Salah – the FC Basel winger who was understood to be on the verge of moving to Anfield. Speculation on Wednesday claimed that Salah would undergo a medical at Melwood on Friday after a deal was agreed between Liverpool and the Swiss champions.

However, news broke on Wednesday night that Chelsea had moved to hijack the transfer and the Mirror are reporting today that Jose Mourinho is hoping to beat the Merseysiders to an £11m deal and will refuse to rubber stamp Mata’s transfer to United until Salah is a Chelsea player.

This isn’t the first time that the west Londoners have hijacked a deal at the last minute as they were able to prize Willian to Stamford Bridge even AFTER the Brazilian had undergone a medical with Tottenham, and Liverpool fans will be praying that lightening doesn’t strike twice.

Chelsea’s plan leaves the transfers hanging in the balance as both could collapse if one falls through. There is also the question of what will Chelsea do if Salah end’s up signing for Liverpool? Will they hold on to Mata until they find someone else to fill his boots, or will they agree to complete the deal?

We’ve got just over a week left until the winter window slams shut so the clubs still have plenty of time to get the moves sorted, but it’s gearing up to be an interesting few days.

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Do you think Salah will go to Chelsea? When will Mata become a United player? Leave your views below.

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13 Comments

  1. A Burns

    January 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    If you don’t spend you finish mid-table and no Champions League!!!!! Why do we always do the donkey work for others like Chelsea and Spurs to steel our targets over and over again? Ian Ayre grow some balls!

  2. Phaustin modson

    January 23, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Liverpool fc fans. God bless liverpool and mohamed salah to be a player of liverpool.

  3. abdullahi

    January 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    i am chelsea fans nd i dn’t wnt us 2 loose mata…nd i pray 2 God dat salah wil nt join chelsea……nd if mata wnt 2 leave, Mouriho should’t sell it 2 Manchester united

  4. Starlet

    January 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t want mata to join man utd instead sell him to a foreign club. I’m a Chelseafc fan, selling mata to man utd is a lasting mistake for years

  5. raees

    January 23, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Man united needs mata they need koke they need vidal its not a MATA of wanting him they need him and a miracle.to see them into ucl football next season

  6. Charlie2000

    January 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Let go to Man U n rot…. Gunners for life!

  7. sheriff

    January 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    am a chelsea fans,chelsea should not sale mata to man utd, instead they should sale him to another big club outside england.Because when chelsea bid for roony they reject our offer.I’LL BE HA
    PPY IF CHELSEA RETAIL MATA.

  8. my name is jacob 4rm Nigeria

    January 23, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    why should boss sell mata 2 man united?it’s cramm

  9. Hillary

    January 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Why should you fear giving us Mata and yet we have been giving you our players, e.g Juan Sebastian Veron and Mark Hughes?

  10. Bem Robert Samuel

    January 23, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    It doesn’t matter if Mata goes or stays, Chelsea wil always be a team to reckon wit. Moreover d team wil b injected wit new players. Chelsea 4 life!!!

  11. afili boy

    January 23, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I lv Mata n he is a great player. We missed u our great creative mid fielder

  12. Suman

    January 24, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Hirary, are u asking dat why are we worrying about giving u Mata? If i may ask u, why wer u worrying about giving us Rooney?

  13. leonard sikada

    January 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Chelesea bid for rooney was rejected,giving them mata is a big mistake.

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