Wpid Juan Mata
Juan Mata Sold

Juan Mata

Juan Mata 

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed midfielder Juan Mata is set to join Manchester United, after the clubs agreed on a ?37m fee on Thursday.

Mourinho said: ?Things are going in a good direction. We have allowed Juan to travel and have the medical.

?The player deserves respect and to play and because the offer is right, we allowed him to negotiate.?

The 25-year-old Spain international was set to arrive in Manchester on Friday to have his medical.

Mourinho also revealed that Basel midfielder Mohamed Salah will join Chelsea from Swiss champions Basel in an ?11m deal, subject to a medical and agreeing personal terms.

The 21-year-old would become their third signing of the January transfer window after the arrivals of Nemanja Matic and Bertrand Traore.

?We know he wants to come, he told me personally but now it is terms and medical he has to pass,? added the Blues boss.

Mata, who cost Chelsea ?23.5m from Valencia in 2011, failed to command a regular starting place at Chelsea under Mourinho, who last summer returned to Stamford Bridge to start a second spell in charge.

The Spanish midfielder, who has won 32 caps, said goodbye to team-mates and staff at Chelsea?s Cobham training ground on Wednesday.


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