Chelsea are ready to up their bid and clinch the signing of Valencia star Juan Mata.

The Daily Mail says Chelsea had a £22m bid for Mata rejected by Valencia this week. They will now return to the Spanish club with an offer of £27m, plus £2million in top-up payments.

Mata was the star of this summer's European Under 21 Championship, and he is believed to be desperate to move to the Premier League.

He has also been tracked by Arsenal and Tottenham.

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