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Mata: Torres convinced me to choose Chelsea ahead of Arsenal, Spurs

Chelsea signing Juan Mata admits he chose the Blues over Tottenham and Arsenal.

Mata also revealed the influence of Fernando Torres in his decision.

The £26million midfield buy from Valencia insisted to The Sun: "I want to come to England to win trophies - and that's why I accepted Chelsea's offer.

"It was also a question of sporting achievement, not money. Arsenal and Tottenham were both interested in me but they did not compare with the Blues.

"I want the Premier League title and this is possible at Chelsea.

"Fernando Torres helped influence my decision but speaking directly with Villas-Boas was the decisive factor.

"He explained how his style will be based on 4-3-3 and how important I will be to his plans.

"Frank Lampard is a monster of a footballer to play alongside and the prospect of that is incredible."

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