Manchester United have had a bid, believed to be in the region of £37m, and accepted by Chelsea for Spanish midfielder Juan Mata.

The 25-year-old will have a medical on Thursday (Today) before completing a move to the Premier League champions.

Mata is expected to sign a four-and-a-half year deal at Old Trafford.

The Spain international, who has won 32 caps, said goodbye to team-mates and staff at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Wednesday.

United continue to deny having made a bid for the playmaker, but it is understood they have made an offer through intermediaries working on the deal.

Manager David Moyes declined to answer questions on Juan Mata after his side’s Capital One Cup semi-final defeat by Sunderland.