Chelsea boss Mourinho again insists Mata not for sale

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reaffirmed his plans for Juan Mata. Mourinho denies reports he aims to offload the Spain midfielder.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reaffirmed his plans for Juan Mata.

Mourinho denies reports he aims to offload the Spain midfielder.

"He is player of the year for a reason," he says. "[The] people love him but also his fellow players love the work he does for the team. He fits in my plans. I have my ideas about him, about where and how he can perform better in the situations where he finds it a bit more difficult."

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