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Man United Set to Launch £27m Bid for Chelsea Playmaker Juan Mata

Old Trafford side ready to test water with opening offer for Stamford Bridge star.

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Man United are readying a move for unhappy Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata according to Daily Star.

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David Moyes is ready to test the water with a £27m offer for the 25 year old who is seemingly now not seen as a crucial member of Jose Mourinho’s Blues squad, though it seems hugely unlikely that the West London side would sell to a domestic rival.

Mata won Chelsea’s Player of the Year award in each of this first two seasons at Stamford Bridge but from the outset Mourinho appeared to see both Eden Hazard and Oscar as more in keeping with his style of play and that initial lack of confidence in the former Valencia man may have then been the catalyst for a very average series of displays by the pint sized playmaker.

Juan Mata has failed to score in 13 Premier League fixtures and has only provided two assists in that time and as such could be set to leave Chelsea in January though interest from Atletico Madrid and Barcelona may prove more successful than a Man United approach.

Moyes would certainly benefit from the addition of a creative midfielder and at his best Mata is one of the most exciting performers in European football.

In his first two seasons at Chelsea Mata racked up 32 goals and an astonishing 48 assists.

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