Old Trafford side plot hopeful Stamford Bridge raid.
Man United are reportedly preparing a January bid for Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata according to Sports Direct News.
The Spanish international has surprisingly found himself frozen out of the Blues first team set-up and could well be considering his options and a move to Old Trafford may be one the 25 year old is tempted by when the transfer window re-opens.
The former Valencia man has started just two of Chelsea’s opening five Premier League fixtures though did enjoy a run-out in the Capital One Cup earlier in the week and the talented creative midfielder is sure to be a player that is interesting a great many top sides given his current situation.
Man United boss David Moyes is apparently ‘desperate’ to bring midfielders that can offer him attacking verve and having failed with advances for both Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas the Scot has set his sights on the Stamford Bridge star.
Moyes is ready to launch a £25m bid for Mata though Jose Mourinho is unlikely to consider selling to a domestic rival regardless of the size of offer made.
Mata racked up 32 goals and a monumental 48 assists over the course of his first two seasons at Chelsea and Mourinho’s decision to use the player sparingly is one that has confused many of the Chelsea faithful of late.