Mourinho refuses to rule out Mata swap for Rooney

Updated: Aug 26, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

London: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out the possibility of a swap deal with Manchester United involving their player Juan Mata and Old Trafford striker Wayne Rooney.

According to, Mata`s future has been the subject of talks over the summer, and although Mourinho previously denied suggestion of his sale, Willian`s arrival at Stamford Bridge has further clouded the Spaniard`s role with the Blues.

The former Valencia man was considered as a swap in Chelsea`s first bid for Rooney, but the club insisted the offer was a straight cash deal, the report said.

Meanwhile, Mourinho said that Man United had them self not asked for Mata in exchange of Rooney.