French giants Paris Saint Germain are preparing a mega £35million bid for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata in January, according to the Daily Mirror.

New Blues boss Jose Mourinho has not selected Mata for a number of games this season despite the Spaniard being Chelsea’s best player last season.

Mata has fallen massively out of favour with Mourinho who appears to be on a new-found power trip at Stamford Bridge however the 25 year old has declared he wants to fight for his place with the West London club.

Mourinho will stand firm if any bid comes in for the midfielder who may well be first choice again at Chelsea by the time the January transfer window comes around.

Mata was recalled to the Spain squad this week ahead of their final two World Cup qualifiers and the Spaniard is set to start for the Blues today away at Norwich City.