At least 12 clubs have been linked with Juan Mata since speculation over his future began.
Chelsea star Juan Mata has been linked with a list of clubs which seems to grow by the day following suggestions that Jose Mourinho doesn’t see him as suitable for his plans at Stamford Bridge.
Despite the fact Mourinho has confirmed he’s just looking for the midfielder to change and indications from the player that he’s happy, rumours are still lingering that he could be on the move this winter or next summer.
Here is a round up of the clubs which have been linked with Mata to illustrate the scale of the speculation.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia
Inter Milan, Juventus and Napoli
As things stand, Mata is set to play in the League Cup against Swindon Town this evening with a chance to show Mourinho that he has already made changes to his style of play as he looks to get back into the Premier League side.
However, if Mata is moved on in the future then surely, with at least 12 clubs having been linked with him, Chelsea could create a bidding war which would favour them considerably.
Rumour mill gone mad?
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