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Manchester United Bid £35m for Chelsea Midfielder Juan Mata: Daily Soccer Report

juan mata2 Manchester United Bid £35m for Chelsea Midfielder Juan Mata: Daily Soccer Report

Manchester United have entered a bid in the region of £35million for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, according to BBC Sport — which is one of the few reliable media outlets when it comes to football transfers.

According to BBC Sport reporter David Bond, Manchester United have denied making an official offer. However, an initial bid has been made through intermediaries acting on behalf of Manchester United.

On top of this, Juan Mata did not report for Chelsea training today.

As the midfielder’s advisers have flown in from Spain to try to complete a deal, Manchester United are edging closer and closer to securing a deal for Mata, which could be completed as early as this weekend, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

Further coverage of the developing Juan Mata story:

• Juan Mata Move to Manchester United Breaks Two Unwritten Rules Of Football Transfers

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9 Responses to Manchester United Bid £35m for Chelsea Midfielder Juan Mata: Daily Soccer Report

  1. yespage says:

    These the same intermediaries that went down to Spain? ;^D

  2. San Fransiscan says:

    Sky are saying it’s 40 million quid. Looks like the deal will go through because all parties would be happy with the outcome.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Sky is reporting it as “Sky sources,” which means the news/figure is coming from one of its competitors. The Guardian said £40million last night. BBC Sport said in the region of £35million this morning. It’s somewhere in between.

  3. CTBlues says:

    ManU want Mata and Chelsea want Rooney why don’t they just trade players it is the only obvious this to do.

    • Georgie says:

      Because they will get Rooney for less in the summer. This looks like another RVP deal in making. It may help United in a short-term but will further unsettle them long term.

  4. Dean Stell says:

    I have to say, I LOVE these moments when my club is acquiring an exciting player. Whether it is soccer, baseball, basketball, etc. the fun of being unable to concentrate on life because you’re hitting refresh on your browser over and over and over, reading the same basic news from 10 different sources….. I love it. It’s almost as much fun as watching the games.

  5. StellaWasAlwaysDown says:

    Mata is just putting a bandaid on the problems at ManU. They have no shot at winning this year, and will be pressing hard just to make CL in the final 16 matches unless the top teams fail epically.

  6. Jim says:

    This is a very good deal for United because it is with an eye to the future as much as for now. Mata will play the number 10 role with Rooney as striker when he gets fit. When RVP returns Rooney will play out wide. United feel that Rooney will leave anyway so this deal makes sense for the long term. Also, how often will we see RVP and Rooney play together given their injury problems. We also don’t know if RVP will stay healthy if/when he comes back. Mata hardly gets injured. So Mata helps short term and long term.

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