Mata closing in on United switch after Blues accept record offer

Chelsea have accepted Manchester United’s offer of £37m for midfielder Juan Mata, the Telegraph understands. The Spain international, who been used sparingly since Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge, is now free to discuss terms with the Premier League champions, who lost their League Cup semi-final with Sunderland on penalties at Old Trafford yesterday evening.

Real join Mata chase

Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Juan Mata from Chelsea, according to the Daily Star. As he was in the summer, the Spain international has again been strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge after failing to hold down a first team place under Jose Mourinho. The two times Blues Player

Dortmund join Blues in Costa chase

The Express understands that Borussia Dortmund have joined both Chelsea and Arsenal in the race to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa. The two Premier League clubs are reportedly on the lookout for a new forward with the Gunners lacking in numbers in that area, and the Blues current selection  of attackers somewhat misfiring. However,