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Mata waits on summer hols as Arsenal haggle over price with Valencia

Juan Mata will have to cut short his summer holiday to clinch a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners are willing to offer £18 million for Mata, though Valencia insist they're yet to hear from the Londoners about the midfielder.

Mata is Valencia's highest paid player and Marca says he's keen for another pay-rise to stay.

The midfielder has just left for a three-week break after winning the U21 Euros with Spain - but is on call should Arsenal make concrete their interest in him.

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