The Spanish playmaker has fallen down the pecking order under Mourinho and has only played 60 minutes so far this season.
Chelsea have numerous attacking midfield options now and so the Blues may have to let one or two leave on transfer deadline day to give them first team football and cut the wage bill.
Mata’s situation has interested Arsenal this week and the Gunners are plotting a last minute bid for the Spanish international who was left out of the national team to play Finland next week, casting doubt of his chances of making the World Cup squad next summer.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping that Mata demands a move away from the club, giving him a chance of making the world class signing that the Gunners desperately need.
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