Chelsea transfers: Juan Mata rubbishes exit speculation

Chelsea transfers: Spain's Juan Mata moves to quash speculation linking the playmaker with a move away from the Blues

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Juan Mata (right) joined Chelsea from Valencia in August 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

Juan Mata has quashed reports that he could be sold by Chelsea this summer in spite of his stellar performances since moving to Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho sealed a return to Chelsea on Monday, and there has been speculation that the new Blues boss has deemed Mata surplus to requirements at the Europa League holders.

But the 25-year-old, who scored 12 goals and made 12 assists in 35 Premier League appearances last season, insisted he intends to see out his contract at Stamford Bridge.

“Nobody at Chelsea has told me that Mourinho wants me out,” Mata told Marca.

“When I finished the season I was told that they were very happy with my performances and with the two years I’ve spent with the club.

“I have three years left on my contract. I’m very happy with Chelsea.”

Mata also refused to comment on Mourinho until the Spanish playmaker has actually met the former Inter Milan manager.

“Mourinho? I’d prefer to wait until I meet him and work with him before I judge him. That’s simple logic,” he added.

Mata has scored 32 goals and made 59 assists in 118 appearances for Chelsea after completing a £23.5m move to the Blues from Valencia in 2011.

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