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Chelsea may throw Mata money at €29m Arsenal target

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Chelsea have reportedly targeted Real Sociedad attacker Antoine Griezmann, as they look to replace United-bound Juan Mata.

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After weeks of Manchester United transfer speculation dominating back pages everywhere, today saw Chelsea thrust into the spotlight, as their impending sale of Juan Mata has seen them linked with a plethora of attacking talent across Europe.

According to The Sun, the Blues have turned their attentions to French winger Griezmann, who was the subject of a €14m bid from Arsenal earlier on in the month.

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The Sun reports that the 22-year-old is eager to leave the Sociedad to take the next step in his career, and Mourinho is willing to splash some of the reported £37m Chelsea will get from the Mata sale to land the £24m-rated Griezmann.

Juan Mata is expected to seal his move to Manchester United later today after the completion of a medical.

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What do you think? Would Griezmann be a decent enough replacement for Mata? Let me know in the comments below…

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