Juan Mata counting his days?( by Ben Sutherland )

Reports in English news paper Daily Star and French daily L’Equipe have claimed today that Paris Saint Germain are set to make bid worth 40 million pounds for Juan Mata

Mata has is having a difficult start to the season, often being left out or used as substitute  by Jose Mourinho since he returned to the club as manager. PSG failed in their attempts to bring Mata to the Parc des Princes in the summer transfer window, but manager Laurent Blanc is eager to strike a deal with Mourinho for the playmaker in the new year.

Mata is desperate to cement his place in Spain’s World Cup squad ahead of next summer’s finals in Brazil and the promise of first-team football may prove to hard to turn down.

According to reports in coming from France, the big spending Ligue 1 champions are huge admirers of Mata, 25, and want to test his resolve to staying at the Blues by offering him a regular starting berth. PSG are ready to make a room for Mata in their squad by offloading either Javier Pastore or Ezequel Lavezzi; with Inter showing keen interest for the later.

Spanish media recently reported that both Barcelone and Atletico Madrid are also interested in the skillful attacker. And news of PSG’s bid is likely to perk the intent of the La Liga duo in their attempts to secure a deal for Mata.

Chelsea needs to change approach: Mourinho

Chelsea boss Mourinho have admitted that he may need to revisit his side’s approach to matches after they were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Sunderland.

The blues’ were made to pay as Fabio Borini levelled the tie deep into the second half before fellow substitute Ki Sung-Yueng popped up to send the Black Cats into the semi-finals just before penalties.

“Maybe the way to rectify it is not to concede goals, maybe the way is to have a different approach,” the Special One confessed after the match.

“When you are a very offensive team and you don’t score enough goals to win matches, maybe the right approach is to be more defensive, concede less goals and win matches with the few goals we score.

“But that’s not what I want because that is not what we have in mind, in the building-up of this team. We want this team to have evolution but based on the way we are playing at the moment. We want to finish opponents but we need to score goals to finish opponents.”

Gus Poyet dedicated Sunderland’s win to the supporters, adding that his side now must use the cup result to turn around their fortunes in the league.

“This is for the fans,” the Uruguayan beamed after the full-time whistle.

“We go from here. It’s important that I can see us doing it all the time. Now, we [must] do it every game.

“It doesn’t matter who we are playing, whether it is Norwich City or Carlisle in the cup, every game. The more we do it, the more difficult we are going to become to play against, I’m sure.”