Video: Juan Mata says he is happy to be at Chelsea
Juan Mata insists he is happy at Chelsea despite a series of rumour linking him with a move away from the club during the transfer window.
The 25-year-old was being touted for a transfer to Manchester United, Arsenal or Paris St-Germain over the summer, but none of those moves materialised.
Mata claims he is committed to the Blues.
He told Chelsea TV: “It’s normal in every transfer window that there are lots of rumours but I’m happy here.
“It’s been a very, very good two seasons for me here, maybe the best of my career, and what I want this season is the same.
“I’m looking forward to achieving as many trophies as we did the last two seasons and hopefully this is going to be a good season for us again.”
The Spain international is not viewed as being a ‘Jose Mourinho player’ in many quarters. He has found himself on the fringes of Mourinho’s plans in the early exchanges of the season, although playing in the Confederations Cup, a delayed return to pre-season after that and a couple of slight injuries have not helped in that respect.
A week to work on his fitness while many of his colleagues are away on international duty might have helped to address that.