Chelsea transfers: Mourinho gives update on Mata and De Bruyne

Chelsea transfers: Blues have not yet received any bids for Juan Mata, but Kevin De Bruyne could leave this month

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Juan Mata signed for Chelsea from Valencia in August 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea have not yet received any offers for Juan Mata this month – but the Blues are considering two bids for Kevin De Bruyne, Jose Mourinho has revealed.

The Spaniard’s future has been a source of speculation in recent weeks after falling down the Stamford Bridge pecking order under new boss Mourinho this season.

I think the January transfer window should be reduced to two weeks. One month is probably quite a lot

Jose Mourinho

The 25-year-old has been restricted to just 11 Premier League starts so far this season and although Mourinho recently said the “door is open” should Mata want to quit the club, the Portuguese coach has reiterated his stance that he wants to keep the playmaker in west London.

And Mourinho, whose side travel to Hull City on Saturday, said: “We have had no bids for Mata or [midfielder Michael] Essien.”

Asked about the future of De Bruyne, who has been linked with a move to Wolfsburg, he continued: “We’ve had a few proposals for Kevin De Bruyne, we will keep analysing them.

“He’s a fantastic player with potential. We’ve had two for De Bruyne which we are analysing.”

He added: “I think it [the January transfer window] should be reduced to two weeks. One month is probably quite a lot.”

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