Despite many circulating reports in the past few days, Juan Mata is unlikely to sign for Manchester United for several reasons.
Why this move, that would devastate so many of the Chelsea faithful, is even being talked about is strange considering recent admissions of both Mourinho and Mata.
Jose Mourinho himself has said that he does not want to sell the brilliant 25-year-old Spaniard, as he would prefer to have him in the squad, even though he did say that he would leave the door open to him should he want to leave.
Which brings us to why this transfer story is going around. It would make sense for Mata personally, as the 2014 FIFA World Cup is approaching and Mata has had very little game time for the Blues which could damage his chances of being called up by Spain.
Despite this however, Mata has said that just because he is not playing, it would be unprofessional of him to leave. it does not mean he doesn't love it at Chelsea and he is not leaving.
Words that have calmed down many Chelsea supporters surrounding previous reports of him leaving.
So now that we know that Mourinho has said he does not want to let him go, and Mata himself has said he does not want to leave, where did this story come from?
Apparently Mata suddenly wants to play for Manchester United, Despite the Reds struggling and potentially not making the top four this season and not featuring in next season's Champions League, although that is highly unlikely. That simply doesn't add up.
Chelsea have a good chance to win the EPL this season currently two points off first in third place. The two-time Chelsea player of the year would certainly benefit from a good solid chat with Mourinho, that would keep him at a club he loves, getting game time and possibly winning another few trophies.
It is doubtful that Mourinho would sell to a rival, at least without getting a player in return as part of the deal. Wayne Rooney most likely as he has been after him since the beginning of the season.
As things stand, there are reports that Chelsea have told United that they will let him go for £40m, if they can meet that price. However Mourinho has also apparently told Mata that he will only let him go if he openly admits to wanting the move to go through.
With Mata having previously said he is not leaving, it will be interesting to see what happens. I do not see this move happening.
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