Arsenal are ready to slap in a bid for Valencia winger Juan Mata.

The Sun says the Gunners remain hopeful of signing £20million ace Mata after the Spanish midfielder admitted he could be leaving Valencia.

Mata, 23, will be Arsene Wenger's top target if Cesc Fabregas or Samir Nasri move away from the Emirates this summer.

Mata said: "I cannot control the rumours about me.

"If there is an offer for me, then Valencia will be the first people to know about it and they should value it."

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