Chelsea: Spanish ace rejects Blues exit talk

Chelsea's Mata celebrates after scoring against Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London

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Juan Mata says he is ignoring stories claiming he might be moved on from Chelsea this summer, following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.

The Spanish international was arguably the Blues best player last term and helped the club win the Europa League and qualify for next season’s Champions League.

But despite his massive impact in the Premier League, there are some suggestions that the 25-year-old could be surplus to requirements under the returning manager.

Mata is currently in Brazil, playing for Spain in the Confederations Cup, but has been asked by the media about his club future.

The playmaker told Marca: “Nobody at Chelsea has told me that Mourinho wants me out. When I finished the season I was told that they were very happy with my performances.”

Mata himself has been keen to point out that he has enjoyed his time with Chelsea, following his move from Valencia in 2011.

He added: “I have three years left on my contract. I’m very happy with Chelsea. I’d prefer to wait until I meet him (Mourinho) and work with him before I judge him.”

Chelsea have already been busy in the transfer market since Mourinho was official appointed, having captured Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen.

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