Manchester United agree club record 37 million pound deal for Juan Mata

Juan Mata is expected to have his medical on Saturday and, unless there are any hitches, he should make his United debut in Tuesday's Premier League clash against Cardiff at Old Trafford.

updated: January 25, 2014 21:11 IST
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London: Manchester United on Friday confirmed they have agreed a club record deal to sign Spanish midfielder Juan Mata from Chelsea. United's reported £37 million (44.5 million euros) move for Mata will be completed subject to the 25-year-old passing a medical and negotiating personal terms with the Premier League champions.

The transfer would shatter United's previous record fee of £30.75 million paid to sign Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham in 2008. "Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Chelsea Football Club for the transfer of Juan Mata for a club-record fee," United said in a statement.

"The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course."

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