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The 25-year-old Chelsea playmaker's move to Old Trafford looks imminent and is potentially set to lift a team that have been underwhelming this season

It may have all been rumours in the past, but now Juan Mata's move from Chelsea to Manchester United looks set to be a done deal in the next few days.

The Red Devils were heavily linked with the 25-year-old playmaker earlier in the season when he sat on the bench more often than not under new manager Jose Mourinho, but many still believed the Blues wouldn't sell to direct rivals.

But it all changed dramatically during the course of the past week when it became known that United had made a move for Mata, shortly after their embarrassing Capital One Cup exit to Sunderland.

Both sides have since reached a deal worth £37 million for the transfer, although a planned helicopter landing with Mata on board was delayed due to the Blues' negotiations for Mohamed Salah.

Nevertheless, the Red Devils are confident the deal is all but done pending a medical and 79.8% of Goal Singapore readers believe that Mata will turn out to be a good signing for the defending Premier League champions.

While the Spaniard's arrival will undoubtedly lift a side that has been in the doldrums relative to their past successes, the general consensus appears to be that United will need more than just Mata's signing to improve them sufficiently.

Moyes looks keen to bolster his squad as well, with Goal understanding that he was in Germany to watch Bayern Munich duo Dante and Toni Kroos on Friday.

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