Valencia are keeping the door ajar for the potential return of Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata.

The 25-year old Spaniard has fallen right down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since Jose Mourinho's arrival, prompting talk of a possible January exit.

Reports suggest that Los Che are monitoring the situation of their former star and are believed to be attempting to raise funds of around £25million to launch a winter bid.

If they cannot raise the required monies, Valencia may ask Chelsea for a loan when the January window rolls around.

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