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Manchester City To Make Summer Bid For Valencia's Juan Mata - Report

Manchester City are lining up a summer bid for Valencia midfielder Juan Mata, as they seek to partner Spain team-mate David Silva with a similar talent – according to a report in The People.

City took advantage of Valencia’s financial situation last summer by capturing Silva, and are said to be ready to relieve Los Che of another young star in the next transfer window.

However, the Eastlands club will have to pay a substantial fee for the Spain international, whose release clause is set at upwards of €50 million. Sources close to the club claim that Valencia will only begin listening to offers from €35m plus.

Tottenham and Chelsea have also been linked with 22-year-old Mata, following impressive feedback from the clubs’ foreign scouts.

Mata is currently placed 157th in the Castrol Rankings of players across Europe's top five leagues, up from 189th a month ago.

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