Report: Turkish giants hijack Everton move for World Cup winning target
By Harvey Byrne
Fenerbache have stepped up their efforts to sign Everton target Juan Mata, according to a report.
Turkish publication Haberturk claim that Fenerbache are poised to take the 28-year-old to the Sukru Saracogiu Stadium this summer.
It is said that the Instanbul-based club have reportedly been tracking Mata for some time and that they hope their good relationship with Manchester United after negotiating deals for Robin Van Persie and Nani last summer will enable the the club to secure Mata’s signing.
However, Mata is believed to have been one of the players new Blues manager Ronald Koeman has picked out to lead his revolution at Goodison Park, under new billionaire owner Farhad Moshiri.
The 2010 Spain World Cup winning midfielder has been linked heavily with a move away from Old Trafford since Jose Mourinho took over the English giants and Everton were installed as favourites to sign the former Valencia playmaker.
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It appears the Spaniard has a decision to make on whether he wants to stay in the Premier League, or move to a Champions League club.
The attacking midfielder arrived in Manchester in January 2014 for a then club-record fee of £37million from Chelsea and signed a four-year contract.
Mata bagged 10 goals and provided 11 assists in 54 games in all competitions this season as he helped guide United to a fifth placed finish in the Premier League.