The rumors that Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata is headed to Manchester United are becoming more and more reality. Sky Sports is reporting that sources say Mata will have a medical at Manchester United tonight and that the deal would be announced tomorrow.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 23, 2014
There were also reports that United had made a bid for Mata already.
Sky Sources: Manchester UTD make £40m bid for Juan Mata through a third party #SSN
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 22, 2014
And that Mata was withheld from a training session on Wednesday, from Sky Sports:
Juan Mata missed Chelsea training on Wednesday as his move to Manchester United appeared to move a step closer.
Jose Mourinho’s squad were given two days off this week, during which time the manager underwent surgery on a long-standing elbow complaint in Paris.
But he was back in charge at Chelsea’s training base in Cobham, Surrey, on Wednesday as his fit players, with the exception of Mata, were put through their paces.
Those reports suggested a deal had already been made and Mata would have a physical with United before the weekend. Look out for an official announcement on Friday.