Mata, rumoured to be dispensable under the new Mourinho regime at Stamford Bridge, had been linked to Barcelona.
Mourinho according to the Daily Mirror would not sanction a move to Barcelona however. Mourinho has often picked fights with Barccelona, and he may well decide to spite the Blaugrana if they come calling for Mata.
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