Date: 19th January 2014 at 4:13am
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Juan Mata

Manchester have made contact with in the hope of signing out of favour according to The Daily Mirror.

Mata has found himself on the periphery of manager Jose Mourinho’s plans this season after starring for the London club in the past 2 seasons.

The Spaniard’s father, who also acts as his agent, is said to have met with officials seeking clarification on his son’s future only to be given no assurances of playing time.

With his future up in the air could capitalise on the situation with the Mirror claiming United have made contact with Chelsea aiming to snap up the 25 year old for what would be a bargain £20m, despite valuing him closer to £30m.

would likely be reluctant to sell their former player of the year to meaning Atletico Madrid could benefit, having been linked with a loan move for Mata.

have been linked with Mata before; at the start of the season with Wayne Rooney on Mourinho’s radar, Mata was touted as a possible bargaining chip to entice United to part with the striker.