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Mata linked with Arsenal and Atletico Madrid as rumours grow

Juan Mata Arsenal Atletico Madrid transfer rumours 2013

‘Which Chelsea player should be sold?’ – If you had asked this question to many Chelsea fans last season, Juan Mata will probably be the last name on the list. In fact, many would not even have him on that list of players to sell. Mata has been at Chelsea for only two years, but he has already established himself at the top the pile. It is rare to find such a quality player, who is also a great professional.

Mourinho dismissed the Mata transfer rumours after the Manchester United match, but one should not be surprised if he is sold before the transfer window closes on September 2.

“He is very important for me and very important for Chelsea. The stories that are coming out are nonsense stories. He goes nowhere.” – Mourinho

There is no smoke without fire, as Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are showing keen interest in him. Arsenal were very close to signing him two years ago before Chelsea came in and snatched him. Arsene Wenger, who is desperate for players, appears to be keen on reviving Arsenal’s interest in Mata. Wenger said to Sky Sports:

“I like him. I watched the game last night and I’ve heard, like you, Juan Mata could be on the market.”

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo choose to remain silent about bringing Mata back Spain. Atletico brought in Spanish star David Villa in the summer and they can also offer Champions League football this season.

“Mata is a good player. But he is in the Premier League and over there they are paid a lot.

“We have a fantastic squad and right now I do not know if the coach is ­planning to bring in anyone else or not, but even so, we have seven days.” – Enrique Cerezo

It would have been easy to believe a few weeks ago when Mourinho said that Mata was not for sale. The arrival of Willian, though, significantly alters the situation. Mata could leave at least on a loan deal. If it happens, Mourinho and Chelsea will look daft in the eyes of many.

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  1. Is this the kind of happy re-union start we hoped with José? No. Is this a bad start? No, buht l sure do know that too much of everything (including good things especiali in situations like this i.e. Trying to prove something out of nothing) is very bad. Spending unnecessary money on unwanted players is certainly most uncalled for. Mourinho is a super-tactician but spending without guidance, at the detriment of your most established players, this is very unacceptable at Chelsea. At theare of dreams, I saw a Chelsea team been teared to shreds by a less fancied but well organised array of Man utd players who have already played team football together with all their best players on the pitch. The Club “Chelsea” have spoken twice about their best player of the two previous seasons. Would someone please wake me up from this nightmare. I rest my case.