Manchester United have made an informal inquiry to Chelsea about the possibility of bringing Juan Mata to Old Trafford, two sources have confirmed to ESPN today.
The Red Devils have been linked with several midfielders this summer including Cesc Fabregas, Luka Modric, Marouane Fellaini and Claudio Marchisio, but all of those attempts to sign the footballers were unsuccessful. But a move for Juan Mata could be possible since Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not keen on the midfielder, according to reports this summer.
Whether Mata could be used as part of a deal to bring Wayne Rooney to Chelsea is yet to be determined, but the move is certainly one to keep an eye on.
Do you think Juan Mata would be a good fit or not at Manchester United? Should Chelsea let him go, and will Willian be a better fit under Mourinho than Mata? Have your say in the comments section below.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Manchester United keen to sign Chelsea’s Juan Mata — ESPN FC
- Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid in danger after Chelsea hijack Spurs’ Willian move — The Mail
- Jose Mourinho tips Andre Villas-Boas for title tilt with Spurs — Metro
- Norwich City midfielder Elliott Bennett sidelined until next year after knee surgery — Pink Un
- Swansea’s ex-Celtic star Ki Seung-Yeung linked with Sunderland — Sunderland Echo
- Newcastle United start delivering food to fans in their seats — Newcastle Chronicle
- Online abusers of footballers to face prosecution — The Independent
- All 100 overseas countries represented in the Premier League — The Guardian
- AS Roma is interested in trying to sign Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez — Deportes
- Jozy Altidore writes about finding a home in the North East and his performance against Fulham — ESPN FC
- Match of the Day shake-up: End of “old boys’ club” as younger pundits take over — The Mirror
- NBC and the $250 million gamble — Lilywhite and Blue
- Robbie Rogers returns to LA Galaxy fold, but new injury could set him back “a few weeks” — LA Galaxy
- U.S. to host Bosnia in St. Louis if both qualify for World Cup — Pro Soccer Talk
- Paul Ince on Tom Ince and Tom Ince on Paul Ince — The Guardian
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