Moyes agrees to pay club-record fee for Juan Mata

David Moyes agrees to sign Juan Mata Photo: PA

Reeling from a disastrous debut campaign suffering possibly its lowest moment with the midweek Capital One Cup semi-final defeat by Sunderland, manager David Moyes has reacted by agreeing to pay a club-record fee for Chelsea midfielder Mata.

The Spanish international is set for a medical before confirming his transfer in time to join his new team-mates for training over the weekend ahead of what seems certain to be his debut, against Cardiff at Old Trafford on January 28.

Mata is tasked with trying to help his new club secure a top-four spot, having dropped six points adrift of Liverpool.

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Juan Mata said to be 'frustrated' by Chelsea's reluctance to finalise move Credit: PA