Manchester United are considering a stunning January swap deal involving Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils are rumoured to be scouring the market for big additions before the transfer deadline, with David Moyes desperate to bolster his squad after a difficult opening half of the season.

Mata has been on the club’s radar for some time, with the Spanish playmaker having grown frustrated at a lack of playing time under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

The Blues themselves are keen on United’s Rooney – player they had multiple offers rejected for over the summer – which has opened the door for a swap deal.

The England international was believed to have been open to a move away from Old Trafford during the last window, and will enter the last 12 months of his contract at the end of the season – with no extension to the deal in sight.

Although a straight swap is unlikely, United may make attempts to push a deal.

It’s more likely that a £20m bid could be made, which will open the door for a similar offer to be made by Mourinho for Rooney in six months’ time.

Mata himself may be open to the agreement, with playing time ahead of the World Cup a priority.

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  • gen lew
    9 months ago

    chelsea needs diego costa ,baines and possible rooney in this january transfer and mouriinho have to strive to get them, this week end.

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  • gen lew
    9 months ago

    yes eto is prolific against man u yesterday, that those not mean, chelsea does not need diego costa at the top 9 for chelsea
    mourinho must not be throw into towel in the tranfer market or buying of diego costa, he had to send or exchange mata with diego costa before this week end.

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  • Tony
    8 months ago

    Would be a great move for Rooney and England Rooney the best striker we have produced, and mourinho would make him even better!

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  • mike
    8 months ago

    This will never happen,theres no way man utd would sell or swap one of there best players to one of there biggest domestic rivals!!

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