Chelsea Renew Interest In Valencia Star

Whether Carlo Ancelotti stays at Stamford Bridge or not Chelsea will renew their interest in Valencia midfielder Juan Mata. Ancelotti and the Chelsea staff had identified the winger as a player who could boost the squad, but according to TalkSport Radio, Chelsea will still try to sign the Spanish international if the Italian manager leaves the club.

Mata started his career at Real Madrid in 2006 but he only ever made appearances for the B side. He signed for Valencia I 2007 and promptly made 33 appearances, scoring nine goals in that time. In total he has now played in 168 games for Valencia, scoring 45 goals. He helped his side win the Copa del Rey in his second season at the cup as well as the Spanish super-cup the following year. He has played at every level for the Spanish national side since the U16 team and made his debut for the senior side in 2009. Since then he has made 11 appearances for Spain and scored four international goals.

Roman Abramovich looks to continue the spending that started in January in order to freshen up the squad. He has not been as high-profile in his involvement with the club over the past few years but seems intent on making another go of turning Chelsea into a Champions League winning side.

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