Metro reports that Valencia believe they are leading the race to sign the 25-year-old in January.
Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Real Madrid are also reportedly keeping tabs on Mata’s situation at Stamford Bridge.
Mata is considering his future at Chelsea after having fallen down the pecking order at the club following the return of manager Jose Mourinho.
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Chelsea have struggled to build momentum in the opening stages of the campaign and are currently looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone.
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