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Man Utd Lodge Bid ‘In Region Of £35m’ For Juan Mata, Spanish Star Ducks Out Of Chelsea Training

By Chris Wright

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Seems that things are moving forward apace in the ‘Juan Mata to Manchester United’ department, with BBC Sport, ITV and several newspaper journalists all reporting that United have now gone and lodged an official bid for the Chelsea attacker believed to be “in the region of £35million.”

Indeed, several sources are reporting that Mata didn’t train with Chelsea today and is edging out of the door as we speak, with Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph even adding a little colour to proceedings with this #ITK-style Tweet…

Now, we totally grasp the concept that, in these FFP-fearing times, flogging a player who is currently not in your first choice line-up or £35-40million represents sound business (no matter how good he may be) but what we can’t comprehend is why Chelsea are so eager to sell Mata to United when surely he has other suitors elsewhere (PSG, Atletico Madrid, etc)?


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By Chris on January 22nd, 2014 in Chelsea, Man Utd, Newsnow, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to “Man Utd Lodge Bid ‘In Region Of £35m’ For Juan Mata, Spanish Star Ducks Out Of Chelsea Training”

  1. Rob says:

    The lure of the Europa League is just too strong

  2. Ron says:

    I know he’s a very, very good footballer, but I just don’t see his ultimate class. Maybe I’m wrong? but I’m confused why he’s such a hot property.

    He seems like a solid player on a very good team. Maybe I’m wrong…

  3. Bear says:


    Ha! Love it.

  4. JJM says:

    Smart move by Chelsea. Might as well use him to try and take points from their rivals in a title bid. Not a bad profit either.

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