Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken with Spain pair Juan Mata and Fernando Torres and told them that they are part of his plans at Stamford Bridge, after speculation each would be on the move this summer, according to the
Indeed, Mata has been offered a new contract by Chelsea and should soon put pen to paper, tying him down to the Blues until the summer of 2018. Torres, meanwhile, has been told that while Chelsea are in the market for a new striker, he will be given every opportunity to keep his place under Mourinho.
Mourinho is said to have spoken to each player individually shortly after the Confederations Cup in Brazil came to an end. Spain reached the final, meeting the hosts, but were beaten 3-0 at the Maracana. One of the victorious Brazil players, David Luiz, has also been linked with a move away from Chelsea, with Barcelona said to be especially keen on the defender.
Chelsea are monitoring the situations of Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez, at Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, and are ready to make a bid for the latter if they receive the go-ahead from the Uruguayan’s camp.
Mata, meanwhile, will sign a contract worth more than £100,000 per week, having moved to Chelsea two years ago in a £24m transfer from Valencia. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have shown an interest in the playmaker this summer, following on from last season, in which he made 64 appearances, scored 20 goals and claimed a further 35 assists.
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