Juan Mata has struggled to establish himself as first choice under Louis van Gaal.
Barcelona have made Manchester United play-maker Juan Mata a priority once their transfer ban is over in 2016, according to Catalan paper Mundo Deportivo.
The Spanish giants are unable to make any additions to their playing squad until January 2016, but that hasn’t stopped the club making plans for the future.
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Mata has endured an indifferent campaign at Old Trafford this season, and has gone from being Man United’s record signing last year, to being relegated to the bench by Louis van Gaal this term.
The Spanish wizard is seen as the kind of player who would fit the philosophy at the Camp Nou perfectly, and a move to the La Liga giants may be on the horizon.