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Juan Mata insists he's happy at Chelsea

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Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has ended speculation he's seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge, after insisting that he's happy in west London, and has his sights set on winning more trophies with the club, reports the London Evening Standard.

The 25-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation all summer, with suggestions that returning manager Jose Mourinho deemed the Spain international surplus to requirements.

The arrival of players like Willian, Andre Shurrle, and Marco van Ginkel increased the competition for attacking midfield places, and also strengthened the case that the former Valencia star - who signed for Chelsea in a £23.5million deal in 2011 - could be sold before the close of the window.

However, Mata has spoken out to quash any rumours of his reported unrest, reiterating his desire to stay at Chelsea for the foreseeable future.

"I think it's normal in every transfer window that there are lots of rumours but I'm happy here," he said. "It's been a very, very good two seasons for me here, maybe the best of my career, and what I want this season is the same.

"I'm looking forward to achieving as many trophies as we did the last two seasons, and hopefully this is going to be a good season for us again."

During his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge, Mata has established himself as a firm fans' favourite, winning back-to-back Player of the Year titles, in addition to lifting the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League over the past couple of years.

"Has it been hard for me to focus on my football with all the speculation? For me it's not, if you have things clear in your mind and have belief in yourself," Mata continued.

"My only aim is to play here, grow as a player and do as good a season as the last two which were amazing for me. These two seasons have flown by, but to me this is good because when you are enjoying things and you are happy, time goes quicker."

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