Spanish midfielder Juan Mata holds the ball up during an English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City. (AFP Photo)
Manchester United announced on its website they have signed Spanish midfielder Juan Mata from Chelsea for a club record fee.
The Premier League club said on Friday that the deal will be completed "subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms" with the 25-year-old Spain international.
The transfer will beat the club's record fee of £30.75 million paid to sign Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham in 2008.