Valencia midfielder Jordi Alba has urged Juan Mata to stay with the club.

Mata has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester City in recent days.

"Personally I'd hate Mata to leave," the versatile left-sided player told AS.

"He is a Valencia player who reached the first team very young, like I did. He has gained a lot of experience in the team and is very focused on Valencia. Unless things change, I think he will continue with us."