Manchester United could be close to signing Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata. Peter Fairbanks Jersey . ESPN FC reports that sources from both Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge claim that David Moyess struggling side is hopeful of securing the Spanish international by the weekend. Reports suggest that a transfer fee for Mata could reach upwards of 40 million pounds. Mata, voted Chelseas player of the year for the past two seasons, has found his playing time greatly limited this year under new manager Jose Mourinho and is believed to welcome the opportunity for first team football ahead of this summers World Cup in Brazil. Mata has only made 13 league appearances for Chelsea this season, registering two assists. Last season, the 25-year-old tallied 12 goals and 17 assists in 35 appearances. He has played in two of Chelseas Champions League group stage match-ups this season, meaning that he is cup-tied and, therefore, would be unavilable for selection for Uniteds Champions League knockout encounter with Olympiacos next month if he were to move. Chelsea actively pursued United striker Wayne Rooney this past summer, but their pursuit was rebuffed and Mourinho admitted defeat in his chase. Rooney is not believed to be involved at all in these current Mata negotiations, even though Matas name came up as a makeweight in a potential deal in August. Austin Meadows Jersey .Y. - For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end. Johnny Davis Rays Jersey .Y. - Matt Harvey wants to make sure hes on the mound in late October — if the New York Mets get there for the first time since 2006.Chris Coleman admitted Wales weren’t at their best against Austria but “found a way” to get an important point. Wales were twice pegged back by Marco Arnautovic as Austria, who had won each of their last six qualification matches, held the Euro semi-finalists to a 2-2 draw. In a battle of the two top ranked teams in Group D, Wales led twice thanks to a Joe Allen stunner and a Kevin Wimmer own goal but Arnautovic scored two well-taken equalisers. The result leaves Wales - on four points - level with three other teams in the Group and Coleman conceded his high-flying side rode their luck at times in Vienna. Gareth Bale feels that Wales deserved their hard-fought point in Austria It wasnt our best performance but if you look at Austrias record here its second to none. Its fantastic. They are a very good team and we knew wed be up against it. Tampa Bay Rays Shirts. If we wanted to take the three points we needed to be on top of our game in every department and we werent.But we found a way - by hook or by crook. We were riding our luck at times. We might have won it ourselves. Joe Allen celebrates his stunning goal against Austria Gareth Bale, who had a subdued evening, agreed with his manager that Wales were far from their best.Bale said: Its a difficult place to come if you look at their record in qualifying. They didnt lose at all (in qualifying for the Euros) and drew one game. We know we werent at our best tonight. It was a difficult game, theyre a very good team.This is what weve grown up to do - we grind out results when we need them. When we dont play well we defend solidly as a team. We get something from the game. Gareth Bale takes on the Austria defence We were frustrated. We know we didnt play well enough tonight. They made it very difficult for us there wasnt much space up front.Ultimately we would have loved to have played better and won the game. We have to take the positives from the game, its a very difficult place to come. We grinded out a two-all. You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Match report As it happened ' ' '