Tottenham to make January return for Chelsea ace

Juan MataTottenham are set to up their interest in Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata once the January transfer window opens, according to reports from The Express.

Spurs were linked with a deadline day move for the Spaniard, who has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridges under Jose Mourinho.

Despite being one of the Blues’ standout performers over the past few seasons, ‘The Special One’ is unconvinced by the playmaker’s abilities.

He has invested heavily in attacking midfield options over the summer, with the arrivals of Willian and Andre Schurrle, coupled with the return of Kevin De Bruyne, limiting Mata to just two starts this so far this term.

The 25-year-old old has publically said that he is happy to stay with the Blues and battle for first-team football, but privately he is rumoured to be ready to leave for regular action ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is keen to offer Mata just that, and is ready to make a move this winter.

However, Tottenham will face competition from Italian duo Napoli and Juventus.

The Serie A giants are both keen on Mata, and Chelsea may be more willing to sell to a foreign side rather than a domestic rival.

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