Could Jose Mourinho Offload Juan Mata and Fernando Torres?

Chelsea fans brace yourselves. No, seriously. Sit down, grab a chair and hold tight! Marca have today reported that Jose Mourinho is prepared to listen to offers for Spanish duo Juan Mata and Fernando Torres.

Wait, what?! The Spanish media giants claim that Mourinho has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich that he should be prepared to listen to offers for the Spanish pair to open up some funds for Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic.

It must be noted that we have indeed entered the rabid time frame that is known as the transfer window – a time where transfer speculations and rumors run wild. A time where any player in the world can be linked to any team in the world.

Now let’s get one thing straight – Mourinho being open to offers for Fernando Torres is reasonable. The Spanish striker has been anything but lethal during his time at Chelsea and the so-called, “he’s still getting settled and getting used to the team and city” period has long passed. There are loads of articles out there asking why Torres hasn’t worked out at Chelsea, showing his return in numbers. I’m not here to talk about stats and Torres’ return, however. We all know he’s returned far from what was expected of his massive transfer fee, and the fact that Mourinho is prepared to get rid a player that just hasn’t worked out is fair enough.

Now on to Juan Mata. Chelsea’s number ten featured in 35 out of 38 Premier League matches this season. He scored 12 goals and assisted 12 other goals in the League. He created a whopping 95 chances and averaged a fantastic 85% average passing accuracy. He won Chelsea’s Player of the Year Award and deserved it.

Back to the Marca article which states, “Chelsea has been weighing up swoops for Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic over the last few days, and the arrival of either or both could make it a case of too many cooks in the Blues’ forward line.”

Really?! Would Mourinho really consider getting rid of one the most important attacking members of his team to bring in either a) a player that hasn’t been able to establish himself regularly at Manchester City or b) a player that is unproven in England and only scored one more goal than Mata this season as a striker?

Doubtful. Though anything is possible in the world of football, Mourinho better tread carefully if he’s pondering the sale of one of his new side’s most influential players.

So Chelsea fans – on a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being “Marca’s story might be true” and 1 being “there is absolutely no way this could happen”, how do you feel about the Spanish newspaper’s claim?

 

60 Comments on "Could Jose Mourinho Offload Juan Mata and Fernando Torres?"

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  1. alex says:

    Just rumours why would sell two of their players

  2. edo says:

    Torres can go but leave Mata alone damnit

    • Anonymous says:

      yeah torres is shit

      • dante says:

        Torres did not work well for Chelsea but was great in Liverpool AND he is the reigning wolrd cup and double-European champion with Spanish National Squad, a thing no English player can say…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Talkin rubish mata ma best ever player

  4. Dante says:

    Marca is going to continue haunting Jose Mourinho. The press is brutal in Spain (as in England) and Jose treated the lot with disdain and disrespect by conceding no interviews even after matches… (his ego) This created more angry reactions from the press and escalated into Moursinho saying that England league was better and he was happier in England, happier in Italy and that being a Portuguese citizen did not work in Spain… Clearly a provocation. Typical childish beahviour of Mou.

    On to Mata: Mou hates Spanish players and is trying to create havoc in the national Spanish squad. He hates the superiority of Spanish football winning Europe twice and the world cup. Will he off-load Mata? I doubt it, though he is really tempted. Torres, “Benitez’s boy? yes indeed. he hates Benitez and so he hates Torres. Wait and see.

    • Anonymous says:

      I completely agree with you. Spanish media just trying to mess around with mourinho!!! Most absurd tranfer talk ever heard. Why on earth wound he sell chelsea’s best attacking player!!

  5. Dante says:

    Marca is going to continue haunting Jose Mourinho. The press is brutal in Spain (as in England) and Jose treated the lot with disdain and disrespect by conceding no interviews even after matches… (his ego) This created more angry reactions from the press and escalated into Moursinho saying that England league was better and he was happier in England, happier in Italy and that being a Portuguese citizen did not work in Spain… Clearly a provocation. Typical childish behavior of Mou.

    On to Mata: Mou hates Spanish players and is trying to create havoc in the national Spanish squad. He hates the superiority of Spanish football winning Europe twice and the world cup. Will he off-load Mata? I doubt it, though he is really tempted. Torres, “Benitez’s boy? yes indeed. he hates Benitez and so he hates Torres. Wait and see.

  6. stanley o says:

    Dis is a useles story,well I no spanish paper will do all dey can to unsetle mou at chelsea

  7. Stuart Home says:

    Rafael Benitez to take Fernando Torres to Napoli ???

  8. Anonymous says:

    no way not Juan Mata

  9. john says:

    Rubbish lazy journalism..

  10. Albert says:

    MAYBE ITS ANOTHER JOURNALISTIC RUBBISH FROM THE WASTE BIN.
    JOSE SHOULD THREAD CAREFULLY OR DEMOTE HIM 2THE UNDER 21 SIDE.

  11. Anonymous says:

    -10000

  12. Anonymous says:

    this is lame I don’t see how mata can leave chelsea, he is pure class, he has been outstanding n considering mou’s first interview we will see more of mata hazard oscar azpilicueta

  13. Jossywize says:

    Pls I don’t want to know if it’s true or not.
    But it had better not be true for Juan Mata.
    Chelseafc’s most valuable midfielder.

    Though I know the second coming of THE SPECIAL ONE may be harmful to the club, as to the sexy and brilliant leather we are trying to put up and perfect.

    Chelseafc no longer want to win with power but win in style and glamour.
    The reason why they signed the THREE LITTLE WIZARDS – OSCAR, MATA, HAZARD.
    Then MOSES, PIAZON , SHURREL (if that will ever happen), THORGAN HAZARD, KEVIN DEBRYN etc.

    But my earnest prayer to God is that THE SPECIAL ONE should accept to work with this new PLAYING PHILOSOPHY of the club, and to build on it.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Is better for mou to leave chelsea than mata & luiz of all people to leave.

  15. Boooh shit, dat can not happen mata is not goin anywhere! says:

    I dnt believ dis shit

  16. john says:

    marca shld concentrate on spanish league, and leave england alone. Okay, maybe abramovich told them what mourinho said, pity there’s no casilas in england to feed them with the latest.

  17. Udo jite says:

    This is spanish nonsence jose him self shud be prepared to live chelsea than me seeing LIUZ AND MATA go but i know this just an errow like the premire league did on sunday about us so fans dnt worry we have the best manager in the world now so we should be prepared to the most expensive romours now ohhhhhhhhh REAL MADRID BIG BOYS be carefull ohhhh stop hunting mous he is no more in spain i kw this is ur hand work

  18. marca is shit paper says:

    go troll somewhere else, like a ref who doesn’t give away games to barca.

  19. Mou is the best,he will only become the most stupid coach if he sells luis and mata

  20. Hawa Chian says:

    RUBBISH…!!!

    Did Spanish press want to make Jose look like the bad guy here?
    Mata has been dear by the fans and adored by his teammates. Why would Jose want to sell him? Plus, Mata is looking forward to work with Jose and I’m pretty sure same goes to Jose. Mata-Hazard-Oscar combination is the best ever…

  21. jerry says:

    Its painful to think Mata will be sold out, after his remarkable and excellent performance this season. But let’s not be bias, players come and go. If Mourinho is laying him off, let’s hope he has a reasonable replacement and hope for a better season ahead.

  22. Bosnjo says:

    NP with replacing Torres with Dzeko but leave Mata be. Offloading him makes no sense.

  23. Rafael says:

    Spainsh press jst doing everything to make mou.,luk bad noway mou would do that to mata.bt torrs will go.

  24. mohamed abdulkarim says:

    I would not be surprised if mourinho sell our new leaders mata&luiz and if that happiness the mistake is not from mourinho but from roman abramovic coz it was he who decided to reappoint mourinho and thought the players he has signed do not suit some one like mourinho instead he should have concentrated malaga coach.david luiz is the future captain of this young talents so if he leaves who should be his replacement? Many of you include mourinho already thinking terry who has no pace and pasts his best you could watch southampton vs chelsea and see how terry struggled agains rodriguz ahhhhh.i hope jose trusts our new chelsea lead by our amazing trio oskar-mata-hazard. chelsefc only 2 marque signing world class striker like cavani and world class holding midifielder like fellani

  25. mohamed abdulkarim says:

    Mourinho has to go instead of luiz and mata and he has to know we (chelsea fans) love luiz and mata more than we love you. the other thing we want from you to enable eden hazard our super star to flourhsh like cr7 did thought he has all the attributes to emulate cr7

  26. Anonymous says:

    Is better mou leave the club than mata , luiz, or any of our best player leave.

  27. Uzoegheli says:

    Sell mata and Torres , jovetic is European ronaldihno , better than mata, , it will make Chelsea better, Jose doesn’t need all these sentiments , we as fans want him back and should respect his decisions. .

  28. Y dnt you sell ferreira,ramires.andhillario to refound money,y do u tnk you can sell our star player to refound money,dnt u tnk sm one is callin u disaster before u live madrid.d special 1 is always d special 1.if u sell mata u will regret it 4 the rest of ur carrer,if u did such bussiner u need 2 go away 4rm our club.that is to show that u ar a real disaster.up chelsea up mata.

  29. Philip Evans says:

    Sell who?Why on earth would he want to sell Mata?If he is still the special one let him help Torres to recover his form back

  30. Anonymous says:

    Sell who?Why on earth would he want to sell Mata?If he is still the special one let him help Torres to recover his form back.Up Chelsea

  31. topden says:

    Rubbish lazy journalism.

  32. K-Flem says:

    Chelsea have more than enough competent players players up front.
    They need to concentrate on their defense.
    Terry, cole are at the end of their tenures.
    Ivanovic is good sometimes but makes careless mistakes in the back.
    Well Luiz he is inconsistent. Good one game and then completely the opposite the next.
    Yes Torres lacks that killer instinct but he is a game changer. He is a hard worker and though he may not score goals he does create them. When hazard and Moses are on the field there a re glimpses of the real Torres.
    With mou at Chelsea every player will be excited and will want to prove that the are worthy of him.
    I say watch this space!
    Reinventing a side in your first season back at the club is suicide.
    Chelsea have so many quality players on loan and riding the bench…. What could buying more names serve?
    Look at Arjen Robben what a F$&kn mistake that was…. Any true Chelsea fan would what if he stayed??
    Lukaku may not be the quickest striker but its clear that at his age he is a grade above the rest…. Demba Ba was the highest goal scorer when he moved to Chelsea and then his goals dried up. Torres Ba Lukaku mata hazard Moses lampard Ramirez Marin……
    Seriously if the CHOSEN ONE sells these players Chelsea then expect another season without the EPL trophy!

  33. Melomania says:

    It will be absolutely cataclysmic to sell Mata the mitochondria of Chelsea’s game. He is a strategist and a great playmaker. His ability to supply goal scoring chances is unequivocal. I think the Spanish press are trying to nail the special one’s career. Torres can go cos he had never lived up to our aspiration and expectation.

  34. K-Flem says:

    Long story short… We have proven already that we don’t need big names to win trophies…
    On paper Chelsea are the best team in the league
    Mou just needs to bring back consistency and inspire the players….
    As for the press well they are retards….
    All grasping at straws
    Falcao! Neymar! Hog wash….. All speculation.

  35. Bala says:

    Really spanish press are useless 4 always trying 2 hurt jose mou. Mata is his bound player. Up blues, up chelsea

  36. Anonymous says:

    Don’t try that to sale mata

  37. Anonymous says:

    The special 1 we know your a good manager. but why do u want sell out our super star & chels player of the year pleace jose dont make that mistak to ofload mata. Mata is our no1

  38. Izuu says:

    Is better muriho leave than to sell my man juan mata.

  39. tosin says:

    Well I dnt mind if torrez is swooped for cavani or jevotic,but not in anyway should Juan Mata be sold,I believe this Mata issue is just a rumour,chelsea fans wud never smile at dat decision.

  40. Japson says:

    Pls dnt sell juan mata plz nd luis

  41. mohamed abdulkarim says:

    Every thing is possible from jose mourinho as he is a fun of pysical football he wants players like esien mikel moses tery lampard ba drogba ahahaha

    • LUCY says:

      Yeah, like Modric, Ozil, Snjeder, Dimaria, Cr7, Benzema…This article is rubbish of spanish press that hates mou. Nothing else

  42. I hope so bt from mourinho it is still possible

  43. spanishgirl says:

    MARCA is rubbish they told that Aguero went to City like a bridge to move to Madrid…They told in 2011 that Neymar has signed for Madrid and many other lies..

  44. Anonymous says:

    Please we should stop insulting Mourinho this news is fake he will certainly work with the like of David Luiz, Mata, Hazard, and Oscar but can never work with Torres that Mourinho that i know.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Please we should stop insulting Mourinho this news is fake he will certainly work with the like of David Luiz, Mata, Hazard, and Oscar but can never work with Torres that Mourinho that i know. Up blues

  46. Sircarma says:

    Please we should stop insulting Mourinho this news is fake he will certainly work with the like of David Luiz, Mata, Hazard, and Oscar but can never work with Torres that Mourinho that i know. Up blues

  47. Sircarma says:

    Please we should stop insulting Mourinho this news is fake he will certainly work with the likes of David Luiz, Mata, Hazard, and Oscar but can never work with Torres that’s Mourinho that i know. Up blues

  48. bendtina says:

    everybody want jose back..though we kw that is coming back may not bring full success,,.and we also knew that there must be upload and offload of player..but no body want the most special ones to leave{mata.luiz.}4me i will support the sale of mata and luiz if and only if jose promise to bring mata and luiz to replace the above name chelsea heart beat

  49. Yoyo says:

    I´m from Bilbao and i know about `sport-press´ in Spain. Brand is a paper that bases its revenue by selling lies. Maybe he won´t like Torres because he is an irregular player but nobody´d believe that Mou wants Mata out.Sorry for my bad english.
    Aupa Athletic! Agur San Mamés,beti zurekin!

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