Barcelona ready to pounce for Chelsea ace Mata

Barcelona are keeping tabs on Jan Mata's situation at Chelsea.
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Barcelona are keeping tabs on Jan Mata's situation at Chelsea.

El Mundo Deportivo says Barca, despite the arrival of Neymar, are eyeing Mata as they prepare to sell Thiago Alcantara and Cristian Tello.

It's claimed new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho doesn't rate the Spain international, having blocked Real Madrid from buying the midfielder when he was available at Valencia two years ago.

Mata has been a long-term target for Barca president Sandro Rosell, who couldn't afford to match Chelsea's €28 million bid two summers ago.

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