Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Arsene Wenger, saying "Wenger complaining is normal, because he always does", after the Arsenal manager voiced his displeasure at Juan Mata's impending transfer to Manchester United.
Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah is set to join Chelsea as Juan Mata edges nearer to completing his move to Manchester United.
Salah, who currently plays for Swiss champions Basel, is yet to undergo a medical or agree personal terms but the clubs have agreed a fee.
The attacking midfielder, 21, scored against Chelsea in both Champions League matches this season.
"The first step was an agreement with the club. That situation is done, no more discussions, everything is signed and done subject to the medical, that we didn't have yet and subject to the player's desire to join us or not," Jose Mourinho said.
Juan Mata's £37 million move to Manchester United will be finalised sooner rather than later, Jose Mourinho has said.
United are expected to finalise the club-record deal today with Jose Mourinho seemingly happy to let the Spanish international, who has been reduced to a bit-part role under the Portuguese manager, leave.
"Things are going in a good direction. We allowed Juan to travel and have a medical and I think sooner rather than later things will be finalised," Mourinho told a press conference.
"When the offer came I asked him 'are you really happy to go?' and he said 'yes, I'm really happy'."
Juan Mata is growing increasingly frustrated with Chelsea's failure to formalise his move to Manchester United.
The Spanish playmaker has reportedly agreed personal terms on a four-and-a-half year contract ahead of the £37 million move, but the Telegraph reports that the 25-year-old is frustrated with Chelsea's failure to sanction the move as they look for a replacement.
Chelsea's Juan Mata is expected to undergo a medical today before completing his club record transfer to Manchester United. It's reported the deal is "close" to being completed, with Mata expected to be in David Moyes' squad for the visit of Cardiff to Old Trafford on January 28.
David Moyes refused to discuss Mata following Wednesday's Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Sunderland.