United signs Mata to club-record deal

AP

Juan Mata is on the brink of becoming the most expensive player in Manchester United’s history after the Premier League champions announced Friday they have reached an agreement with Chelsea over the transfer of the Spain midfielder.

United released a statement saying Mata will move for a club-record fee “subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.”

Although United didn’t give any further details, the club this week made a bid of £37 million ($61 million) for Mata, which would eclipse the £30.7 million that United paid to sign striker Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham in 2008.