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Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Juan Mata linked with a shock move to Barcelona

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Ever since Jose Mourinho has returned to the Chelsea managerial hot-seat for the second time around, there have been wide spread rumours that the Portuguese is not a big fan of Juan Mata and could sell him in the summer as he wants to raise funds to re-shape the squad according to his own taste.

Mata recently admitted that he is not aware of such rumours as nobody ever told him that he is unwanted at Chelsea. The Spaniard insisted that he is happy at the London club and will meet his manager after the Confederations Cup is over.

mata Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Juan Mata linked with a shock move to Barcelona

Juan Mata is linked with a shock move to Barcelona

Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo has published a story on their front page that claims La Liga champions Barcelona are interested in buying Mata and he is seen as a perfect replacement for David Villa, who is a target of the Premier League side Tottenham.

Barcelona could lose youngster Thiago Alcantara to Manchester United, if the Red Devils trigger his release clause of £18 million. Malaga’s highly rated prodigy Isco (target of Manchester City), Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan, and Chelsea’s Mata are some of their preferred targets.

In other news, striker Fernando Torres has brushed off speculations linking him with Barcelona and is eager to hold talks with Mourinho.

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Torres totally committed to Chelsea

The 29-year-old admits that he has a personal relationship with Sandro Rosell, the Barcelona president but he is currently not thinking about moving elsewhere.

Torres, who is in Brazil with the Spain squad at the Confederations Cup told Onda Cero as quoted on Sky Sports:

“I look forward to talking with Mourinho and to know what plans he has for me.

“The first thing I am aware of is he will expect much more from me, I expect more from me. Now I have pressure Mourinho adds and that’s a challenge for a player.”

“I want to talk with Mourinho and then prepare for the coming season.”

Michael Zorc, Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director claims that Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne would like to join the German club.

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The 21-year-old spent the last season on loan at Werder Bremen and is interested to join the Champions League runners’ up.

Zorc told Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper as quoted on Sky Sports:

“We are interested in the signature of Kevin De Bruyne. We are not at the helm in this respect, of course.

“I am, however, able to confirm the player does want to make a transfer to our club.”

To wrap the segment, Chelsea are looking to sign £10 million rated French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, who plays for Sevilla. The 20-year-old, who finished his first season at the Spanish club after joining from Ligue 1 side RC Lens, has still four years left in his contract.

According to reports from the Evening Standard, Chelsea scouts have watched the defensive midfielder extensively even before Jose Mourinho was appointed and the youngster could join the club in the summer.

Comments (21)

  1. Don’t Believe this *****!!
    This is just spanish media hunting Jose like they did in the past 3 years….

    • You are perfectly right. Spanish media have orchestrated making Jose s life hell, especially after his burst out against them. No way Mata would be told to go, he s been playerof the season twice in a row! And rightly so

  2. looking forward eagerly to 2013/14 season!

  3. I dn’t wnt torres in chelsea at all bcos his not performing. Pls let jose free him

  4. Pls, Mou keep until atleast january, give de bruyne n romeu chances, for kondogbia- give chaloba/ mcechrand/ kakuta a try. Buy shaw, cavani/dzeko/benteki, sell torres, mikel, loan marin.

  5. We don’t have any replacement for fernado so let him stay the problem is david and juan pls let this guys remain they have much to offer

  6. Jose leave torres oooh he no leave torres its not my concern,what concern me most is that juah mata should not be sold.

  7. Jose morinho dnt trial 2 sell mata bcz he is a good player

  8. Pls tell jose that he sholud not sel mata torres or luis

  9. Jose mourinho liv mata, and sell Torres.

  10. you guyz should nt be scared about that bullshit hw will mou sell his key players,have you heard that chelsea sell their key players to other big opponent just wait till next season and see wot goes on

  11. Selling Mata is pathetic and absurd… I believe it’s a rumour… No striker is available 4 sale… Jose,believe in this Chelsea team and keep torres,mata,luiz,lukaku and others

  12. Honestly,I don’t want to be reading all this bullshit transfer news about Chelsea any more,as they have little meaning and less reason behind them.If one should make any meaning out of all this,it’s the fact that going by the rumors,that Mourinho is ready to sell all of Chelsea’s starting eleven,starting with. Terry,Torres,Mikel,Mata.Louis,Demba Ba,not to mention the two goalkeepers,by the time he is done the whole eleven players are gone and soon Hazard and Oscar will be joined in this rubbish rumors!

  13. so chelsea get rid of Mata to get Kevin prince boateng ? it says here http://dailymilan.com/ac-milan-transfer-rumors-june-2013/
    why are we doing that .. m not sure if boateng will fit in the PL.. but well mourinho knows best..

    • Pls Jason it is hard to change a winning team.you can never remove window to put door.there is no comparism between mata and prince boateng.

  14. I dont think the happy one will think about it. It’s just that the Spanish media don’t like him. Mata and luis are not going no where.

  15. No half decent manager would consider losing a player who’s is loved by the fans and performs on such a consistently high level. Mata should have been Bpl player of season.

  16. If mata goes to barcelona it will be great!!!

  17. Pliz let Torres and Mata stay till january. we never want to lose them out of chelsea
    they may do better this coming season

  18. Dont sell them leave them just buy lewandoski and bring Curtois