Date: 19th January 2014 at 4:13am
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Juan Mata

Manchester United have made contact with Chelsea in the hope of signing out of favour Juan Mata according to The Daily Mirror.

Mata has found himself on the periphery of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s plans this season after starring for the London club in the past 2 seasons.

The Spaniard’s father, who also acts as his agent, is said to have met with Chelsea officials seeking clarification on his son’s future only to be given no assurances of playing time.

With his future up in the air David Moyes could capitalise on the situation with the Mirror claiming United have made contact with Chelsea aiming to snap up the 25 year old for what would be a bargain £20m, despite Chelsea valuing him closer to £30m.

Chelsea would likely be reluctant to sell their former player of the year to United meaning Atletico Madrid could benefit, having been linked with a loan move for Mata.

United have been linked with Mata before; at the start of the season with Wayne Rooney on Mourinho’s radar, Mata was touted as a possible bargaining chip to entice United to part with the striker.


40 responses to “REPORT: Manchester United Initiate Contact For £20m Mata”

  1. courage says:

    This was the perfect line up that would have broken the bridge: 1. De gea 2. Valencia 3. Rafael 4. Jones 5. Smalling 6. Carrick 7. Januzaj 8. Fletcher 10. Kagawa 11. Welbeck. 9. Chicarito. In a formation dubbed the diamond force of 4-1-3-1-1. With Zaha coming in for welbeck/ januzaj where necessary, Mourinho would have left the bridge in tears.

  2. dave says:

    You won’t sell Rooney to Chelsea but want Maya. Having a laugh. Stop whinging about rvp most seasons at Arsenal he did not play more than 30 games a season. Just get used to the fact you don’t have a define right to be top all the time. The only consist ant thing is yo replaced one whinging jock with another

    • carl says:

      It’s Mata not Maya.
      Just remember that time when nobody wanted to buy a club for 1 million quid.
      And the only example in English football history when Chelsea forgot to take their kit on away game coz kit man was asleep.

  3. Job josiah says:

    Moyes is intrested in all players but he hasnt sign eny yet.pls if u cant handle the club tell us pls

  4. ipinko says:

    Moye is not d rit person to manage man u.he need to b sack or he will end up destroying d team.we’ll I dnt blame him but SAf n d entire management

  5. Razaq says:

    tnx u’re right true talk god bless you.

  6. ceeb says:

    i feel sorry for moyes fergie saw this coming.he deserves atleast a year in this job .Lets. see who he actually signs and gets rid of. All u man u haters out there enjoy it in the short time you have.Only one team can win the prem.The ones who dont this year will have lost their chance.With or without moyes United will Roar back. Be afraid Be VERY AFRAID!!!

    • Theatre of nightmares says:

      Razaq it’s not us Man U haters who should be afraid it’s you united fans that should! You’s will not get CL then do you think any top players will sign ??? Do you’s think that Rooney and RVP will be playing in the Europa league if you’s make it ??? No they will be gone come the summer ! Man U are a sinking ship with there prized assets jumping ship to save there careers , ask your self how many united players will get into man city, Chelsea, arsenal, liverpool , spurs or even everton teams ??? That’s why you’s will not attract top players in the summer. Men overboard

  7. Destiny says:

    Moyes i tink u ar mad nut 2 sign player’s, u av been link wit almst all d star’s n planet earth bt stil der is no new face n our term yet, cn’t u see.

  8. mathew says:

    u dis moyes na God go hammer u….idiot coach……u’re n’t d right man 4 dis job

  9. cojo says:

    moyes is as stupid as a bull and very foolish man. he think he play with we the fans heart and go free. if any of his family read this he should the idiotic Noyes that we united fans are giving him only 7 days to use that money given to him to buy correct prayers into the team or else hmm! he will nerve forget be a coach at united. Very STUPID MAN. Tell him. HE IS VERY STUPID.

  10. kumpai says:

    DM is not the right person at MU. The team getting bad to worst…just replace gim with a big name manager….moyes such a shame.