United playmaker in line for La Liga return.
Juan Mata could be set for a quick exit from Manchester United as Atletico Madrid target a move for the former Chelsea man this January, according to Fichajes.net.
The 26-year-old, who only moved to Old Trafford earlier this year, has not been at his best in a United shirt, and has also been linked with Juventus and AS Roma in recent times as a January exit looks increasingly likely.
Atletico are keen to continue building their squad after seeing key players leave this summer, and Mata is the latest big name who has been eyed up by manager Diego Simeone.
With Atletico starlet Koke continually linked with other top clubs, it could be that Mata would be brought in with the view of replacing the 22-year-old, who may be set for a big-money move to Barcelona in the near future.
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