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It appears Juan Mata could be leaving Manchester United during the summer transfer window.
The 30-year-old has plied his professional trade in England's top flight since 2011 following a transfer from Valencia to Chelsea.
But reports suggest Mata may be returning to Spain.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to Barcelona and sources close to the situation claim progress has been made regarding a transfer.
Progress being made in a potential move for Juan Mata to join Barcelona.
With a Griezmann deal off and Iniesta departing, Juan Mata has become a top target for the La Liga champions. [via @DeanJonesBR] #mufc #barca pic.twitter.com/cVhQgRJ3nP
- RedReveal (@RedReveal) June 23, 2018
Hearing that some progress is being made in a potential deal for Juan Mata to join Barcelona this summer
- Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) June 23, 2018
On speculation that Juan Mata could be set for a move to Barcelona this summer. Don't believe Manchester United would stand in his way, would also represent an inexpensive option for Barcelona compared with Thiago. Would still be surprised if clubs could come to an agreement.
- Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) June 23, 2018
Juan Mata - Barcelona?
This deal would be perfect for all parties. It would allow Juan Mata to revive his career while United get a reasonable fee in return. Juan has been a fantastic servant for the club, a fan favourite from day one, £37.1m well spent :flag_es:.
- manutd news (@manunitedmedia) June 23, 2018
Juan Mata to FC Barcelona- is it his time to move on? #mufc
- United Report (@ManUtdReports_) June 23, 2018
Barcelona continue to eye up new midfield options after the emotional departure of club legend Andres Iniesta, who called time on his career at the iconic Camp Nou at the end of last season by transferring to Japanese outfit Vissel Kobe.
Mata is viewed as an inexpensive option while also monitoring Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara.
The ex-academy product remains subject to intense transfer speculation with Bayern Munich prepared to sell the Spanish international.
Will Mata end his five-year spell at United by heading back to La Liga in the shape of Barcelona?
Watch this space.
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