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Valencia accept Chelsea offer for Mata

Chelsea are edging closer to signing Valencia winger Juan Mata.

The Daily Mail says Chelsea were close to signing Mata on Friday night in a £24million deal.

New Stamford Bridge boss Andre Villas-Boas hopes Mata will be the first of two arrivals to bolster his midfield, with Tottenham's Luka Modric the subject of an increased bid.

Mata, who was also wanted by Arsenal and Tottenham, is expected to sign a five-year deal.

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