As January transfer window draws to an end, remours concerning players transfers have intensified.
Report according to the Express claims that Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has been offered an escape route out of Old Trafford following Alexis Sanchez imminent move.
Earlier report had it that United have triggered the one-year extension clause in his contract, but Star Sport claims that’s not the case and his current contract still expires next summer.
Report now has it that former club Valencia are willing to re-sign the midfielder this window as they seek to strengthen their squad.
Mata joined United in 2014 from Premier League team Chelsea.
Since the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, the Spain international has struggled for regular play time.
The highly creative midfielder is currently behind Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in United pecking order.
Since the beginning of this year, the Portuguese tactician has deployed England winger Jesse Lingard at the Number 10 role leaving Mata to play from the wing.
Martial has been prolific in his last few game. The French attacker has been able to find the back of the net in his last three matches and the arrival of Sanchez will mean Mata fallen further the pecking order.
A move to La Liga could be the best option for the £170,000-a-week Spaniard.
The World Cup is around the corner and only a regular play time could guarantee Mata a place in Spain’s star studded World Cup team.