19 June, 2013 - 13:52

Chelsea Mata is Barcelona’s transfer target

 Chelsea Mata is Barcelona’s transfer target

Barcelona are lining up a swoop for Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata.

Although Mata has quickly won popular affections thanks to his impressive debut season at the Stamford Bridge, but - new lords, new laws, - it looks like he is deemed a surplus to requirements by new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Apparently the Special One is struggling to fit the 25-year-old Spaniard into his tactical scheme. That said The Portuguese could be tempted to cash in on Mata this summer.

Barcelona have expressed interest in signing Mata, as they are looking to reshape their squad and replace some deadwood (the likes of Villa and Fabregas) with creative and dynamic players. Barca interest could convince Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sell the £30million-rated player.

It is believed the details of the potential deal were discussed by Abramovich and Barca president Sandro Rosell during the European Under 21 Championship and the decision will be made within a week.

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Author: Basil Naumov

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