Mata ignoring Chelsea exit reports
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Juan Mata insists he has not been told he is surplus to requirements under new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and is ignoring stories to the contrary.

The playmaker, in Brazil with Spain ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup, was Chelsea's player of the year as they lifted the UEFA Europa League and finished third in the Premier League.

Surprisingly, some reports have suggested new Blues boss Mourinho has told clubs on the continent that Mata is available for transfer.

Nobody at Chelsea has told me that Mourinho wants me out. When I finished the season I was told that they were very happy with my performances.
Juan Mata

The 25-year-old has heard nothing of the sort, though, and will wait until he meets the Portuguese before judging the stories.

"Nobody at Chelsea has told me that Mourinho wants me out," he told Marca. "When I finished the season I was told that they were very happy with my performances and with the two years I've spent with the club.

"I have three years left on my contract. I'm very happy with Chelsea.

"Mourinho? I'd prefer to wait until I meet him and work with him before I judge him. That's simple logic."

Mata joined Chelsea from Valencia in 2011 and has established himself as one of the Premier League's leading players.