New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to sell Juan Mata this summer, with Barcelona plotting a £40m move for his services, according to reports from The Express.

The Spaniard only became the Red Devils’ record signing in January as he completed a £37.1m switch to Old Trafford from Chelsea, and enjoyed a good end to a disappointing 2013/14 fir the Red Devils.

However his future at the club is now the subject of some doubt, with Barca readying a £40m offer as they plot their own summer overhaul.

The silky playmaker is seen as an ideal arrival by Nou Camp chiefs, and it is thought that van Gaal is ready to consider big offers as he plans to rebuild United on the back of a woeful year.

The Dutchman is said to have his eye on playing Wayne Rooney just off of Robin van Persie, and with Mata most comfortable in that position his presence is not seen as vital.

A big money sale may also free up funds to add big name players such as Marco Reus and Yevhen Konoplyanka, with van Gaal thought to be keen on the duo.

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    Spanish Red
    3 months ago

    Sell Rooney. United would get the same amount of money but would save a lot more. Then they could pay 2 or 3 new players Mata is easy going and non-confrontational, so it would make much more sense to keep him rather than the fat one who will undoubtedly spit his dummy out, again, hold the club to ransom, again, and prove that he is not the world class footballer he thinks he is, again.

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    • PCorbett
      3 months ago

      Agree totally

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  • ryno
    3 months ago

    i say sell Rooney, Mata is better on attack and supply fellow players better. he is younger and not injury prone like Rooney. with 300000 pounds they can pay 2 great and youngers players salary’s. and like spanish red said, Rooney will be too much to handle. the club cant efford that next season.

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  • Ceasar christopher
    3 months ago

    Dix coach wil b a great mess if he should sell mata 2 barca…say no 2 such rumour

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  • El-kabeer
    3 months ago

    if a club like barca can target a player from a club like man u, then why should man u loose that player. Mata assist, supply and released to others more than Rooney, Rooney is one of the course of man u failure he dinied RVP so many chances because of RVP to always try to locate Valencia instead of Rooney. Two of them put prasure to him thats why all his crosses are poor cos he`s always try to give to who gave him at the end of the day everything goes wrong. Rooney is the course, to me sell him to avoid occurance.

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