Mata dismisses Chelsea exit rumours

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Juan Mata has played down speculation he could be leaving Chelsea, insisting he is very happy in west London and hasn’t been told his future lies elsewhere.

The Spaniard has twice been named Chelsea’s player of the season and is a fan favourite amongst the Stamford Bridge faithful.

However reports last week suggested new boss Jose Mourinho was willing to listen to offers for Mata, who arrived at Chelsea from Valencia in 2011, as the Portuguese coach looks to reshape his squad ahead of his first season back in the Premier League.

Mata is currently away with Spain at the Confederations Cup and is unlikely to have discussed his future with Mourinho, who was officially unveiled as Chelsea boss this week.

The 25-year-old insists he hasn’t been told Chelsea are willing to let him go – and has assured the club’s fans that he is happy to stay put this summer.

"Nobody at Chelsea has told me that Mourinho wants me out," he is quoted as saying by Marca.

"When I finished the season I was told that they were very happy with my performances and with the two years I've spent with the club.

"I have three years left on my contract. I'm very happy with Chelsea. Mourinho? I'd prefer to wait until I meet him and work with him before I judge him. That's simple logic."


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