Chelsea ace Mata given all clear for Olympics

Chelsea ace Juan Mata has the green light to play in the London Olympics. Mata is desperate to win gold even though it will clash with the Blues' pre-season programme.

Chelsea ace Juan Mata has the green light to play in the London Olympics.

Mata is desperate to win gold even though it will clash with the Blues' pre-season programme.

Mata, who has been an unused sub for all three of their group games at the European Championship, told the Daily Mirror: "I have confirmed with Chelsea that I can play the Olympics.

"It's something I have agreed with the Spanish federation, and I don't want to change.

"My dream is to play and win the gold in London. After winning a lot with Chelsea last season, that would be another great honour."

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