PSG prepare £30m bid for unhappy Juan Mata
Published 03/01/2014 | 09:33
Mata has furious with Jose Mourinho’s decision to substitute him in the 53rd minute during the 3-0 victory over Southampton on New Year’s Day, displaying his frustration at becoming a fringe squad member since the Portuguese’s return to Stamford Bridge.
His chances of being selected for Spain’s World Cup squad this summer is under threat and PSG, who failed with a late attempt to buy him in August, are planning a second move.
Mourinho insists that he doesn’t want to sell Mata. However, he admitted that his and the club’s ‘door’ is open to a transfer if the 25-year-old demands it.
Chelsea value Mata, who joined for £23.5m from Valencia in 2011, in excess of £30m, but that is unlikely to put PSG off.
Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are also monitoring the situation, but PSG are the favourites should Chelsea agree to a deal.
Independent News Service