Spanish international linked with surprise Old Trafford exit.
Juventus could be set to make a surprise January move for Manchester United and former Chelsea star Juan Mata, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Spanish international has fallen down in the pecking order at Old Trafford this season after the arrivals of some big names such as Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, who could limit his first-team chances this term.
Mata has also struggled to find his best form in a United shirt after previously starring for Chelsea during his two and a half years at Stamford Bridge, though he was deemed not good enough by Jose Mourinho ahead of his January move to United earlier this year.
Juventus are now monitoring his situation and could offer him an escape route from English football after a difficult few months for the 26-year-old.
With United known to be interested in Juve star Arturo Vidal, it could open up the possibility of a swap deal this winter.
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