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Atletico Madrid make loan bid for Juan Mata?

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This Juan Mata stuff is getting silly. All summer long, the two-time Chelsea player of the year has been linked with a move away from the club (he's 'not Jose Mourinho's kind of player', after all), and now the latest talk is that Atletico Madrid are trying to get him on loan. Seriously.

If true (and the Mail have picked up on the story as well), I move that Chelsea reply by recalling Thibaut Courtois. That'll teach Atleti for making cheeky loan bids. I could understand it if Mata wanted to go from the Blues to a side like Real Madrid or Barcelona, but Atletico? And on a loan? Now we're just getting silly -- or incredibly optimistic. Only a week left of this...

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