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Mata - Bayern Bound?

If, come this time next year, Juan Mata is still a Chelsea player, I`ll eat my proverbial hat.

Today there is strong speculation, in the Sunday Mirror, that Juan could be on the way to the Allianz Arena.

It`s reported that Pep Guardiola is keen to land the talented player as he reshapes the already formidable Bavarian side into something that resembles his own unique style of football.

Guardiola, it is also said, won`t be making a bid this January as Mata is already cup-tied when it comes to the Champions League.

A fee of £20 million is mentioned with it also being intimated that although Mourinho and Guardiola are not the best of mates, Mourinho would sanction the sale come next summer.

Your thoughts would be most appreciated.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 12 2014

Time: 12:43PM

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if the 20m mooted is anything to go by then goodnews for yer merlin; your hat stays safe and uneaten, come this time next year! 'Nuff said.
HGH Magic
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12/01/2014 12:59:00

At 20 million you'd want a lot of ketchup to swallow such a bid, never mind a hat. A realistic bid would be 35 million, & that is only because he's not an automatic pick. But you never know, one or two injuries & he could find himself starting every game & winning..- well who knows what? Might be hard to leave with a 2nd C.L. medal in his pocket.
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12/01/2014 13:12:00

or minus 40 by 5 35 million
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12/01/2014 13:15:00

2 x 20 Million is more realistic.
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12/01/2014 13:15:00

if mata goes to byern then he is a big joker, staying with cfc and fight for your position is better than going to bench warmer at byern.
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12/01/2014 13:26:00

to be a bench warmer
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12/01/2014 13:28:00

Mata, only 35 mil? Nope.
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12/01/2014 14:33:00

Offer to low..... 45million ??
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12/01/2014 14:48:00

We can send Mata to vitesse for their title push . just kidding. I do feel mata can be rotated more with oscar. but idk y jm never uses him.
Blue Krusaders
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12/01/2014 14:49:00

White elephant rumours!
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12/01/2014 14:58:00

White elephant rumours!
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12/01/2014 15:02:00

Nonsense. If he cannot bench Oscar or Willian here so he is going to bench muller, gotze , ribery or Roben ? What bullsht. The guy needs to seat tight and fight for his place here. The grass is not greener on the Bayern side were competition is more fierce
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12/01/2014 15:34:00

Not happening!! As you were..........
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12/01/2014 15:57:00

If Mata doesn't want to leave,he's not the man I thought he was.Game after game sitting on the bench,with Jose having no interest in him,the bloke has to leave.One plus point for him if he stayed is that he would be very fresh for the World Cup as he'll not have played any football.That's if he's picked.
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12/01/2014 16:11:00

20m is ok for a bench warmer. Let him go. Free Mata. I'm sure another club will appreciate him.
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12/01/2014 16:22:00

Dortmund would be better for Mata or maybe a return to Valencia..
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12/01/2014 16:24:00

Who wants to know how good a troll is at Football Manager, huh? LOLest ;)
HGH Magic
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12/01/2014 18:42:00

Haaa . I was one of the first to explain why Mata doesn't fit the JM system and now he is on the way out. I weakly doubt Bayern is the destination, but 20 M is an insult. No way he is moving for that. If he doesn't move in January surely he will this summer. Now let's get Matic and put him with MVG or Luiz.
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12/01/2014 18:59:00

Mata for 20m is a joke. The annoying thing is, Jose never plays Mata as the #10 - a position he tends to shine, he is clearly struggling on the wings, I dont just get it tbh.
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12/01/2014 20:24:00

Problem for players like Mata is you have to be a Maradona/Messi/Baggio/Zidane/Del Piero. Otherwise like Riquelme, Rivaldo, Aspirilla, and are that exceptional talent that is only good for teams that are 3rd/4th place. Mata's biggest problem will be finding a big team where he can command a regular jersey. Barca, City, Real, Bayern while Arsenal and Atletico are questionable so maybe United, Dortmund. Not even sure at Juventus. His only realistic chance is to buckle down and work on his defense here at Chelsea. Get that going and lock down a after training. Otherwise how do you dislodge Iniesta and how is he going to ward off the likes of Koke in the national team?
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12/01/2014 21:31:00

Jose never plays Mata as #10? Well he's played 11 games in the league,8 as #10 and 3 on the wings,so the notion that he doesn't play as #10 is totally wrong. Under RDM Mata,Hazard,and Oscar were given license to roam,very little defensive support was given to the pivot players and full backs. We ended up conceding ***** load of goals,and looked quite an unbalanced side. Rafa concentrated on giving cover to the full backs and the likes of Hazard,Oscar,Moses,Benayoun who featured on the wings had to track back to assist the full backs,while Mata was given licence to roam in #10 spot...Now here's the catch,Oscar and Hazard were developing their defensive side of the game being played on the flanks,while Mata wasn't. So Jose's pattern isn't entirely difficult for Hazard and Oscar to adjust to,since they got a head start in developing their other side of the game under Rafa. If Mata wants to become a top player,he has to become better defensively,its starts off difficult like it was for Hazard under Rafa,but as long as he keeps working hard,he'll become a better player. Carefree.
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13/01/2014 00:05:00

6th to 3rd. Remember that.
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13/01/2014 04:57:00

If a club bids only 20m, i dont think that club rates Mata that much...A fee around 35m in summer will be good....use that money to get Rooney.
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13/01/2014 05:53:00

Mata is Guardiola type of player, a good lover and master. I think Mata must do anything possible to join bayern where he will play his normal game and be appreciated by a coach who knows good football and had been there before.
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13/01/2014 06:57:00

a good football lover
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13/01/2014 06:59:00

20m is pure baloney!! @ belt nuff said and for those who thinks mata would waltz into that Bayern lineup, I'll advice u to find a shade away from the sun, pep guardiola benched the best cm in the world at Bayern and also benched his beloved thiago alcantara to plat lahm as a bloody DM!!!!! so how would mata stroll into the team an down a shirt just like that!!!
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13/01/2014 07:20:00

lmao to bayern ???? of all places ??? mata has a better first team chance in chelsea than bayern , they have muller , kroos , gotze , ribery , robben , shaqiri , and the ones i probably forgot to mention who can play in a band of 3 , what are the odds mata will get one of them out of the team when some of them were gotten personally by pep
Don capon
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13/01/2014 09:57:00

its official kdb signs for Wolfsburg from Chelsea for a reported 20m pounds
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13/01/2014 15:45:00


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