Chelsea Transfer Rumors: Juan Mata To Move To Real Madrid?

May 19, 2012; Munich, GERMANY; Chelsea player Juan Mata during the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Gunn-USA TODAY Sports

Chelsea transfer rumors – To claim that Chelsea’s new manager Jose Mourinho is looking to reshape his squad would be a severe understatement. Ever since officially signing with the team, Mourinho has started looking for upgrades for the offensive line and has not been shy to put some of his current players on the transfer list. The latest name on the list? Juan Mata.

Yes, you read that right. According to the Guardian, Real Madrid could be interested in Mata if he becomes available — as just about every other top European club would be. The Guardian has the following:

Has his self-obsession evolved to the stage where the only mastermind he deems worthy of striving to foil is José Mourinho? That, at least, would explain why there are rumours that his summer clear-out will include not just Fernando Torres and Demba Ba, but also Juan Mata, Chelsea’s best player of the last two seasons.

Mata has truly been excellent for Chelsea and has undoubtedly been one of the best players of the team. There are a lot of transfer rumors during the summer. A lot of them are crazy, and this certainly sounds like one of them. Then again, it is also rumored that Mourinho wants to bring Xabi Alonso to Chelsea, and his teams generally focus on having a tight and defensive midfield, while Mata leans more towards the offensive end and loves to utilize his creativity.

Topics: Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, Juan Mata, Real Madrid

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