Manchester United haven’t made an official bid for Chelsea’s Spanish midfielder Juan Mata. But the club have not refused possible opportunities of bidding for Mata in the future.
Chelsea have put a price tag on Juan Mata, which exceeds £35 million. Senior figures at Manchester United have already claimed that United are not willing to meet the price valuation, which would make the transfer switch unlikely.
Rumors previously have suggested that Wayne Rooney will be heading in the opposite direction and can possibly be part of a swap deal to land Mata to United. But once again United manager Moyes has ruled out the possibility of Wayne Rooney joining rivals Chelsea.
Since the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager, Juan Mata has struggled to find himself in the team sheet often and has not participated in any matches for Chelsea since New Years Day.
Mata, 25, joined Chelsea from Valencia in August 2011. The Spaniard has 32 caps for his country and was involved in the country’s triumphant success in the Euros and the World Cup.
Mata was also voted Chelsea’s player of the year in the past two seasons after helping the club win the FA Cup, Europa League and the Champions League.
Manchester United’s record signing is £30.75 million paid for Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov in 2008.