United ready to offload Mata in January deal.
Manchester United are set to offer Spanish playmaker Juan Mata a return to La Liga in a bid to sign Atletico Madrid defender Miranda, according to the Daily Express.
The Red Devils are desperate to strengthen at the back after an unconvincing start to the season, with Miranda emerging as one of Louis van Gaal’s top targets.
Mata has also been linked with a move to Juventus after falling out of favour at Old Trafford this season, but the former Chelsea man may now be offered to Atletico to help bring Miranda to Manchester.
The Brazilian centre-back was also linked with United in the summer, though the club instead prioritised attacking signings such as Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.