PICTURES: Mata nowhere to be seen in Chelsea training photos

Juan Mata

Manchester United target Juan Mata is nowhere to be seen as photos of Chelsea's latest training session emerge.

It’s a cliché saying but a picture tells a thousand words and several have emerged today of Chelsea’s training session with Manchester United target Juan Mata nowhere to be seen.

It could be the case that he’s carrying a little knock, was especially late out for the session (queue a fine from Jose), simply wasn't caught on camera, or the conclusion that everyone seems to be jumping to; it’s a sign that he’s edging closer to a Manchester United transfer.

Several reports have strongly suggested that a £35-40 million move for the Spanish midfielder is on the cards which would be the marquee signing that Manchester United fans have been calling for.

Take a look at the snaps and draw your own conclusions.

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