Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has insisted that he is very happy at Stamford Bridge and admits that he was never worried about speculation linking him with a move away from the London-based club.
After the arrival of ex-manager Jose Mourinho, many people thought the Portuguese man would change the team and put his own label on the side by changing a few faces around, with Mata was one of those linked with the axe.
In one of his first interviews as Chelsea manager, Mourinho revealed that only five people are guaranteed starters for him and unfortunately for Mata, he was not one of those listed players.
There was then speculation that Mourinho was ready to offer Manchester United around £10million and Juan Mata for their wantaway striker Wayne Rooney, but The Special One dismissed those claims and insisted that the midfielder wouldn't be leaving the club this summer.
The Spaniard, who has been talking to the club's official website, has also reiterated his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge and has ensured fans that he is very happy at the club.
"I was relaxed about the speculation because I spoke to the club and the manager, who said I was important to them. That was good to hear," Mata told reporters.
"We're really looking forward to starting the season with him and we are all excited about it. Jose did a really great job here a few years ago and I think that we can do it again.
"It's very good, everyone wants to feel important for the club, I feel it, I'm very happy and enjoying training with the new manager, and I hope I can improve on the last two seasons."
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