Yes. You have read the headline right. Juan Mata is going nowhere and the news definitely would bring a huge sigh of relief to the Chelsea camp.
Ever since Jose Mourinho was appointed for the second time, it was reported (often a forceful attempt from the media) that the Portuguese is not too convinced with Mata and is looking to sell him in the summer.
Mata was away with the Spain national squad for the Confederations Cup in Brazil and naturally he didn’t get the opportunity to clarify the matter with his new boss.
Meanwhile, Spanish press that have an anti-Mourinho agenda as many believe, tried to unsettle the star, by regurgitating the news in every possible way.
La Liga giants Barcelona tried to exploit the situation and reports emerged that the Catalan club are looking to lodge a bid around £30 million for the former Valencia player.
Further, it was reported that Mata and his agent are keen to speak to the Barca president, Sandro Rossell as Mourinho has blocked a pay-raise for the 23-year-old.
Mata himself insisted that he is happy at Chelsea and no one has ever told him that he is unwanted at the club. And why should he be considered as unwanted? This is about a man who scored 19 goals and provided 35 assists last season. This is about a player who was instrumental in guiding Chelsea back to back European glories in the form of Champions League and Europa League respectively.
According to reports from Daily Mirror, The Happy One will speak to Juan Mata regarding the issue when he returns and will convince him that such rumours have no foundation at all.
Jose considers him an integral member of the squad while Chelsea are extremely unhappy with the way Spanish media have tried to unsettle their player.
In other news, Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne’s agent insists the youngster is happy to stay at Chelsea after receiving confirmation from Jose Mourinho that he will be a part of his plan reports Goal.com.
The 21-year-old, who joined from Genk for £7 million in January 2012, has yet to feature for the first team (was on loan with Werder Bremen last season) and is wanted by Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
However, Patrick de Koster, the agent of De Bruyne insists that his client is determined to make a mark in the Premier League and is ready to fight for a regular place at Stamford Bridge.