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Arsenal told record offer not enough for Valencia attacker Mata

Arsenal have been told to up their record offer for Valencia star Juan Mata.

The Sun says the Gunners were lining up an £18m bid with boss Arsene Wenger seemingly ready to embark on his much-talked about summer spending spree.

But the Spanish outfit will hold firm for their most prized asset who signed a new four-year deal in January.

A top Valencia source said: "There are specific clauses in Mata's contract and, unless a club is prepared to match those, there is no chance Mata would leave. The club do not want to sell the player."

Mata can leave for £23 million.

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