Found August 24, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Juan MataArsene Wenger
Wenger may move for Spanish playmaker after Blues increase their attacking options with Willian addition Arsenal could offer Juan Mata a surprise escape route from Chelsea reports The Sunday People. Sunday People Sport can reveal the Blues have told new signing Willian he will make up a first-choice attacking midfield trio with Eden Hazard and Oscar. And that leaves Spanish ­international Mata as a bit-part player. Arsenal want to prove their ambition – and with Champions League football virtually guaranteed the board feel they are now in a better negotiating position. Arsene Wenger was in pole position to sign Mata from Valencia in 2011 until Chelsea nabbed him with a £23.5m package.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Chelsea refuse to rule out Juan Mata swap for Wayne Rooney

Mata’s future has been the subject of much speculation over the summer and although Mourinho previously rubbished suggestion of his sale Willian’s arrival at Stamford Bridge has further clouded the Spaniard’s role with the Blues. The former Valencia man was mooted as a surprise makeweight in Chelsea’s first bid for Rooney but the club insisted the offer was a straight cash...

Atletico Madrid make audacious loan offer for Chelsea's Juan Mata

On the eve of Chelsea's first big game of the Premier League against Manchester United Juan Mata has been the subject of a loan bid from Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Interest in the midfielder has been rife from around Europe with Barcelona among the clubs trying to bring Mata back to Spain. According to Spanish newspaper AS Atletico have sent a club official to London to...

Manchester United Keen to Sign Chelsea’s Juan Mata, Says Report: Nightly Soccer Report

Manchester United have made an informal inquiry to Chelsea about the possibility of bringing Juan Mata to Old Trafford, two sources have confirmed to ESPN today. The Red Devils have been linked with several midfielders this summer including Cesc Fabregas, Luka Modric, Marouane Fellaini and Claudio Marchisio, but all of those attempts to sign the footballers were unsuccessful. But...

Chelsea: Willian’s impending arrival puts Mata’s future in doubt

As Chelsea prepare to take on Manchester United tonight in a mouthwatering early season clash in the English Premier League, confusion surrounds the future of their Spanish playmaker Juan Mata. Returning Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Mata is not for sale, despite continued speculation that he could be involved in a swap deal with Wayne Rooney, which would see Rooney come to...

Wenger eyes additions at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger was as secretive as ever when grilled about his transfer targets on Monday - but did say he would only recruit "special" players before the transfer window closes. Arsenal will play Fenerbahce on Tuesday, bidding to complete qualification for the group stages of the Champions League for a 16th successive year against a side they beat 3-0 in Istanbul last...

Willian could be the ‘Juan’ that ‘Matas’ in Chelsea’s Chase for Rooney

Willian could be the ‘Juan’ that ‘Matas’ in Chelsea’s Chase for Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.comKey to a Rooney – Mata deal? Chelsea want to sign Wayne Rooney, but just how far are they prepared to go in order to get him? The Blues’ signing of Willian, by intent or effect, may have created an intriguing possibility that could just open the door to a deal...

Wenger says signings will come

Manager Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal will tie up deals for new players before the transfer window closes in 10 days. The Gunners have been unsuccessful in their attempts to lure Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain to the Emirates, with Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria now on the radar. And despite an overriding sense of frustration among fans, Wenger is hopeful of adding to his...

Do Manchester United really want Chelsea’s Juan Mata, and will Rooney be part of the deal?

Do Manchester United really want Chelsea’s Juan Mata, and will Rooney be part of the deal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWith little more than a week left for the summer transfer window to close, hectic parleys are on between two Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea for the transfer of Wayne Rooney. Chelsea who have bid twice already for the striker, are...

Wenger must ensure that the Gunners aren’t firing blanks again

Wenger must ensure that the Gunners aren’t firing blanks again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Arsenal fans will either be full of hope or despair as the transfer window draws to a close. With nearly two score of players exiting the Emirates and, to date, only one arrival – and that on a free transfer – it has been a summer of false hope damned by seemingly inevitable...

Six goals in two away games for Arsenal

Fulham 1-3 Arsenal Arsene Wenger reacts after first win victory in Premier League on the importance of the win against Fulham… We had a good week because we played a tough game against Fenerbache and a good game today. We played in the way we wanted to play because we created chances. At the start of the game Szczesny made a great save but after that we feel we were always in control...

Monday Soccer Insider with Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’s funny how many of those constantly calling on Arsene Wenger to “SPEND SPEND SPEND” previously criticized Wenger for bringing too many foreign players into the Premier League. Right now, no other top six side in England is so reliant on British players — particularly young British players — than Arsenal. While Manchester City, Chelsea and Spurs are making all their...

Wenger wants to keep Lukas Podolski at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has told Lukas Podolski he is still wanted at Arsenal after the German was linked with a return home. Podolski marked his first start of the season with two goals in a 3-1 win at Fulham just hours after it was reported he could join Schalke on loan. The striker was substituted more than any other player in last season's Premier League and his omission from the...

Where will Willian fit in the Chelsea side?

Where will Willian fit in the Chelsea side? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea have recently gazumped London rivals Tottenham to sign Anzhi attacking-midfielder Willian. The 25-year old was undergoing a medical with Spurs, but the Blues swooped in matching his asking price and subsequently pinching him off their hands. Understandably, Tottenham supporters are furious with...

Arsenal has feeling to be Optimistic despite Shaky start to their New Premier Campaign

Originally posted on Top-soccer.comArsenal disappointing 3-1 loss to Aston Villa in their opening Premier League game was greeted with much frustration and the fans was prompt in expressing their fears of another roller coaster season ahead. The team recovers and responded well in their midweek Champions League match against Turkish side Fenerbache in Istanbul winning 3-0 in a convincing...

Arsenal cruises to Fulham win

Arsenal made light of conditions at a rain-soaked Craven Cottage to claim a 3-1 derby victory over capital rivals Fulham. Arsene Wenger may have spent much of the past week under a cloud, as he endeavours to bring the big-money additions into Emirates Stadium that the Gunners faithful are crying out for, but the Frenchman saw his side shine through a constant downpour in west London...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.