According to reports last night, Chelsea star Juan Mata’s father and agent was in attendance at Arsenal’s game yesterday. If reports are to be believed, the Chelsea star’s agent and father is already discussing with Arsenal in regards to a potential transfer to the gunners from Chelsea where he has fallen out of favour.
To even make it even more interesting, Wenger has confirmed that he likes the player even after 3 years of failing to sign the player. Mata was close to joining Arsenal from Valencia couple of years ago in fact a deal was reportedly agreed before Chelsea hijacked the deal and signed the Spanish.
Reporter: Any interest in Juan Mata?
Wenger: I’ve heard, like you, that Juan Mata could be on the market. I don’t know.
Reporter: He’s obviously a player that you have liked a couple of years ago, isn’t he?
Wenger: Well, yes. (Cheeky look). I like him.
Reporter: Was his father invited as a guest of Arsenal tonight?
Wenger: I don’t know. (Cheeky smile). Maybe. (Cheeky smile continues).
Just yesterday respected reported Guillem Balague told the world via Twitter that Mata feels unwanted at Chelsea and may consider moving away from the club before the current transfer window closes even though Chelsea have stated they do not want to sell the site.