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Man United to Sell Juan Mata for £20m to Make Room for Cristiano Ronaldo Return

Old Trafford side to listen to cut-price offers for Spanish international.

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Man United boss Louis van Gaal has set his sights on a number of big name captures, this after spending over £150m on new signings over the summer, and is ready to sell Spaniard Juan Mata in order to help finance a spree according to the Daily Mail.

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Former manager David Moyes brought in Mata in January, investing a then club record fee of £37m, but it may be fair state that the Spanish international is yet to deliver on his very obvious ability.

Atletico Madrid, AS Rom and Juventus are all said to be eyeing up the 26 year old and Man United are ready to accept as little as £20m for the pint-sized playmaker.

This source also claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is open to a return to his former club, a move that could be partially funded by Mata’s sale.

By all accounts the Real Madrid star is impressed by Man United’s Galactico-eqsue recruiting policy and may feel the time is right for a move back to Man United.

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Ronaldo moved to the Bernabeu in an £80m switch in the summer of 2009 but despite his mercurial efforts, 255 goals in 250 appearances, Real Madrid have won just one La Liga title in the five completed seasons the Portuguese international has been in the Spanish capital.

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