Juan Mata set to seek Chelsea exit in January

Published 22 Comments

Juan Mata has conceded defeat and will look to leave Chelsea in the January window, according to the Daily Mail.

The Spaniard was heavily linked with a move way from Chelsea during the summer transfer window and was reportedly offered to Manchester United as part of an offer for Wayne Rooney - something the west London club swiftly denied.

Despite both Mata and Chelsea repeatedly insisting he is going nowhere, rumours persists that the former Valencia man doesn't fit into Jose Mourinho's plans, and will only have a limited role this season despite being the club's best player for the last two campaigns.

His performance in the defeat against Everton will do little quell the speculation, nor will the fact he was substituted before the hour mark at Goodison Park.

According to the Daily Mail a previously defiant Mata has come to realise that in a World Cup year he must play regularly and he may seek to force an exit in January.

Mata, who has played just twice in the Premier League this season and was dropped for Spain's squad for their games against Finland and Chile, is said to be not 'dynamic' enough for Mourinho.

Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United have all previously been reported as suitors of the Spanish playmaker.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Juan Mata

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again