Chelsea Accept Manchester United’s £37million Bid For Juan Mata

Juan Mata will have a medical at Manchester United tomorrow in advance of his £37million transfer from Chelsea to the Old Trafford club.

Chelsea have accepted the £37million bid and have released the player to Manchester United to have his medical conducted, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph newspaper. The transfer will more than double Mata’s £70,000 per week wages.

Further reading: Juan Mata’s move to Manchester United breaks two unwritten rules of football transfers.

Mata has already agreed personal terms, and Jose Mourinho has sanctioned the move, clearing Mata’s transfer to the club pending completion of his medical.

The news of Mata’s move from Chelsea to Manchester United was mentioned on-air by commentator Martin Tyler during the Capital One Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Sunderland.

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23 thoughts on “Chelsea Accept Manchester United’s £37million Bid For Juan Mata”

      1. Once you’ve got Rooney and RVP back to health with Mata giving them supply it’s going to be massive for United.

        The worrying for me has begun 100 fold.

        1. Only if Moyes plays Mata behind RVP & Rooney which means changing to a 4-3-1-2 set up. The problem is we don’t have 3 top midfielders right now to play that formation against top teams

  1. Confusion day in the media all day! Either chelsea or united’s website didn’t confirm it officially. Daily mail reports today mata was not in the training, later skysport news reports mata was in cobham chelsea’s training ground. Which one do we beleive?

  2. Didn’t hear him. But How an earth can martin tyler tells some thing that is un official in to live?this is still rumours. Iam listening peter drury and he said “united are linked to mata” not united signed mata. Still both official clubs not written official. Iam checking every second both of them.

  3. I feel the same way about this deal as I did when Chelsea first took La Niña…what are you going to do with him that isn’t going to completely disrupt your team?

    This really could be fascinating to watch. Perhaps United are simply setting things up to unload Rooney this summer.

  4. I want to take this opportunity to get a little something off my chest. United fans( myself included) have been complaining incessantly about the lack of transfer activity since moyes got the job! Now he has finally done something about it, signed Chelseas BEST PLAYER, we are not happy? He will not fit in the team? Too expensive? We must face facts that our new manager may never be as successful as sir Alex, but what we also must realise is that this guy needs time to work it out. Jesus Christ, you run a small time shop in hull somewhere and you move to Manchester to be the manager of a supermarket chain, not the same but try and relate it to the difference in size of club, the difference in quality of player, the time to work out how you want to run things in what way. Rome was not built in a day, and it took sir Alex most of his adult life to get the club just how he wanted it. I for one think Mata is an outstanding player, and worth every penny of his fee considering the inflated prices in football today…. He is pure class, and Mark my words, teams ate scared of this guy! Chelsea have a lack of strikers, Mata thrives on them and United have two of the best on the planet. This move signals a change in formation, something Moyes has played around with. Rvp up top with Mata Rooney and januzaj playing as a bank of three behind, one goes one stays and one provides the width. Similar to Chelseas style, but United have the strikers to make teams pay. It will take work and a lot of time. They will have two in the centre of the park ( Vidal we hope) with full backs giving the width. Thus explaining moyes search for a new full back. It is potentially deadly if you think about it! It is something that has clearly been coming for a while and is the perfect way to accommodate the pure class we still have somewhere in this squad. We will see wholesale changes in the next fee years to build this philosophy, but that’s what United is about, building something. In Moyes,we have a man who understands this and has the blessing of our messiah. We may aswell get used to it, he has a 6 year contract, and you can guarantee he will give 100 percent for every one of his 2190 days under contract. ( and don’t forget, he has just signed Juan Mata, remember that creative midfielder you all wanted? ) ps. Haha Chelsea, it doesn’t Mata!!!

    1. Sounds like Moyes himself wrote this. He didn’t sign their best player because if he did that Belgian kid named Hazard would be in Red.

  5. The big question is how will Moyes use Mata? Will he play where Rooney plays, where Januzaj plays? Moyes hasn’t figured out how to use players like Kagawa yet, so it will be interesting to see how he handles Mata.

    1. Moyes needs to play either a 4231 with mata , Rooney and Adnan all interchanging behind RVP. Or he could play 4312 with Mata behind RVP and Rooney. The problem is the midfielders in either scenario need to be significantly upgraded. Mata is a good first step but for him to be a success the central midfield 2 or 3 need to be top notch.

  6. I’m delighted that he is coming to United. My only worry is that he watched the Sunderland match and is concocting some “injury” to fail his medical tomorrow. Just show up limping or something.

  7. It would have been nice to have this deal set up at the beginning of January. Utd might have been in a better position in the league. Good signing though.

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