Friday September 27 2013
Valencia favourites for Mata

Reports in England suggest that Valencia are leading the chase to re-sign Juan Mata from Chelsea this January.

The Spain international, who moved from Mestalla to Stamford Bridge in 2011, has fallen out of favour under returning Coach Jose Mourinho and has subsequently been linked with a departure.

Both Napoli and Inter have been reportedly interested in signing the attacker, but the Daily Mail believe that it is his former club who are leading the way for his signature.

The publication report that Los Che, who are currently in an uncertain situation regarding the refinancing of an €85m debt majority shareholders Fundacio VCF have and as a club owe a further €219m to the banks, are working on a possible deal.

It is understood that Valencia are ‘speaking to sponsors and local businesses’ to help raise funds for a €25m bid come January, whilst the player is reportedly already open to taking a wage cut to

Should a bid to sign the 25-year-old on a permanent basis be rejected, Valencia would reportedly offer a loan deal.

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