Juan Mata set to seek Chelsea exit in January

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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.

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