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Chelsea boss confirms Juan Mata will join Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Juan Mata will join Manchester United in his press conference this afternoon.

Chelsea reported on their official Twitter account that the Spaniard will complete his move to the Red Devils in the near future as he looks set for a medical with the Premier League champions.

Reports have suggested that the deal taking Mata to Old Trafford is in the region of £37 million, a club record fee for the Red Devils. And now Blues boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that the offer from Manchester United was too good to turn down.

Jose Mourinho told reporters: "We allowed Juan to travel and have a medical at Manchester United. Sooner rather than later things will be finalised.

"He is a fantastic player. In spite of not playing much for us, I still think he could be important for us. The offer we have received we feel is the right offer for the quality of player.

"It's a good move for Juan, it's good for the Premier League, and the offer is the right offer. He was fantastic for Chelsea, and Chelsea were fantastic for him."

Mata has had a difficult season at Chelsea under Mourinho after Brazilian star Oscar took his place in the side. However the Spanish international will now start a new chapter in his career at Old Trafford.

Manchester United fans will be hoping the playmaker helps their side improve recent results after a poor season so far.

The Red Devils currently sit in seventh place in the Premier League table and will be hoping Mata inspires them towards Champions League qualification.

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