Barcelona target giving little thought to Chelsea exit rumours

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Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata insists he remains fully focused on his playing commitments with Spain at the Confederations Cup, despite speculation linking him with a summer move to Barcelona, reports Sky Sports.

It has been suggested that returning manager Jose Mourinho will allow the 25-year-old to leave west London, despite the Spain international's impressive form during the past two seasons.

Mata arrived at Stamford Bridge from Valencia in 2011, and has won back-to-back player of the year awards, whilst also being named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year in 2012/13.

It's unlikely Chelsea fans will be to keen on the idea of selling one of the club's star players, having been instrumental in their Champions League and Europa League final successes over the past two years.

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has been alerted to Mata's potential availability, and is ready to lure the World Cup and European Championship winner to Camp Nou.

However, the Chelsea ace is paying little attention to transfer rumours, as he prepares for his 69th game of a long, gruelling campaign, with Thursday's upcoming Confederations Cup clash against Tahiti.

 "Obviously it's tough, talking about it physically, but I don't feel down, I still feel fresh and all I want is to play as many games as I can," said Mata.

"I really enjoyed this season. It was a tough and long for us, but at the end we won a trophy so it was good.

"I really love to play with my national team, so all I can do is train and look forward to playing, because I love to play football."



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