MX23RW : Friday, December 14 04:12:59

Report: Atletico Madrid want Juan Mata

A report claims that Atletico Madrid want to sign Manchester United attacker Juan Mata.

Atletico Madrid are reportedly confident of prising Juan Mata away from Manchester United in the January transfer window.

The Spanish international has scored eight times in 19 matches for United since joining from Chelsea in January 2014, including twice in five matches this season.

However, the attacker was recently dropped to accommodate Radamel Falcao and it is understood that United boss Louis van Gaal is open to selling the 26-year-old.

According to the Daily Mail, Atletico will make a move in January, but face competition from Mata's former club Valencia.

Mata returned to the United XI for Sunday's 2-1 win over Everton.


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Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 14, 201
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2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
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15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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