Chelsea signed Valencia winger Juan Mata to a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on its website.
Manchester United signed Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata for a club record 37.1 million pounds ($61.2 million) as the English soccer champion strives to boost an injury-hit attack and revive its faltering season.
Chelsea and Valencia said they reached an agreement for the transfer of winger Juan Mata to the London soccer club.
Chelsea routed London rival Tottenham 5-1 to reach the final of English soccer’s F.A. Cup for a fourth time in six years.
Chelsea defeated Monterrey 3-1 to advance to the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.
Spain beat Italy 4-0 last night to become the first nation to retain soccer’s European Championship title and the only one from the continent to win three straight major competitions.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Defending champion Chelsea fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Manchester United in their F.A. Cup soccer quarterfinal. Millwall and Blackburn will also need a replay after tying 0-0.
Goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata saw Chelsea defeat Arsenal 2-1 to remain unbeaten in English soccer’s Premier League. Tottenham won at Manchester United for the first time in 23 years.
"What the league table shows now is something that neither the club nor the fans deserve."
- Juan Mata on Apr 21, 2014