Mata, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Simeone,

Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simone would not confirm either way if his club was making moves to sign Chelsea’s Juan Mata on a season long loan.

Yesterday afternoon Spanish radio station Radio Marca, were reporting that a representative of the club was in London trying to secure a deal.

When the question was put to the Argentine coach, Simeone said: “You are all very well informed, and know lots of things that I have not told you. We will keep working in these last days of the market — we hope more coming in than going out.”

Atletico have also been searching for a number 10 with reports that they were interested in Ajax’s Christian Eriksen, Wolfsburg’s Diego and Fiorentina’s Adem Ljajic yet have failed to make headway with any of them.