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Football: United agree club record $78.1m deal for Mata

Published on Jan 25, 2014 6:03 AM
 
Manchester United on Friday confirmed they have agreed a club record deal to sign Spanish midfielder Mata from Chelsea. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - 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 pounds (S$78.1 million) 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 pounds 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.

 
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