Juan Mata is excited by the prospect of playing under Jose Mourinho. (Photo: Reuters)
Juan Mata has no intention of returning to Spain this summer. (Reuters) Reuters

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata insists he has no intention of returning to La Liga this summer amid suggestions his club are willing to listen to offers for him.

The Spaniard enjoyed a magnificent campaign for the Blues last season where he scooped the club's Player of the Season award for a second consecutive year and claimed a spot in the PFA Team of the Year.

Despite his contirbution, the 25-year-old has been linked with a mover to Barcelona in recent weeks amid suggestions from the Spanish press that new manager Jose Mourinho is planning to put the midfielder up for sale as he aims to reshape the club's attacking options.

The former Valencia star has dismissed such suggestions claiming he is unaware where they emerged from while expressing his excitement over working with the Portuguese manager next season.

"I don't know where that came from," Mata said when quizzed on reports linking him with a return to his homeland, Sky Sports report.

"The last time I spoke with the club they told me I was a very important player to them and transmitted confidence in me.

"I'm sure Mourinho will want to see everyone first and then decide what he wants to do."

After seamlessly adapting to Premier League life following his move to Stamford Bridge in 2011, Mata continued to excel last season where he netted 19 goals in addition to providing 35 assists in all competitions.

A graduate of Real Madrid's youth academy, Mata admits he still has a close relatoionship with Los Blancos, but maintains leaving London is not an option for him at this stage of his career.

"I only have good words for Real Madrid," Mata added. "I was there for four years and they brought me up, both as a player and a person.

"I have many friends there and I am very grateful to the club. But I've spent two great years in London and the only thing I'm thinking about now is continuing to enjoy this league and this city that I love."