Fresh report from Spain this morning claims Barcelona are weighing up a summer move for Manchester United’s 28-year-old former Valencia midfielder.

Barcelona came close to signing the Spaniard in the past but Mundo Deportivo claims the Catalan giants have stepped up their interest in the player now more than ever as they plan their quest for European glory next season.

Juan Mata’s future is in doubt at Old Trafford following the managerial appointment of Jose Mourinho who allowed the midfielder to leave Chelsea for United in 2014.

Mata, who scored the most important equaliser at Wembley Stadium two weeks ago in United’s FA Cup triumph over Crystal Palace, is seeking assurance from Mourinho about his future and will not rule out a return to La Liga if the Portuguese tactician believes he’s surplus to requirements.

Barcelona are looking to strengthen their attacking ranks despite boasting the impressive trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.


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