Red Devils make approach for Chelsea star
Man Utd and Chelsea may look to negotiate a swap deal for wantaway forward Wayne Rooney and Mata, according to ESPN.
Reports suggest that the Chelsea star has been not for sale all summer, according to the broadcaster, and this continues to be the stance of Blues chairman Roman Abramovich, as Mata is one of the chairman’s favourite players at the club.
Jose Mourinho has contradictory views on the little Spaniard, as the Chelsea gaffer feels that if he were to sell Mata, it would free up wages so the club could improve the forward line, ESPN claims.
ESPN suggest that Chelsea’s newly formed interest in Anzhi Makhachkala midfielder Willian has increased suspicion that Mata is on his way out of Stamford Bridge.
Man Utd are looking to improve their squad as David Moyes tries to make his first senior signing of the summer window.
Reports state that the Red Devils are very keen to bring in Everton’s Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, the broadcaster suggests.
Moyes is not looking to sell, but ESPN reports suggest Rooney’s future is still up in the air and a move to Chelsea could still happen.