Date: 16th February 2016 at 6:54pm
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Atletico Madrid are thought to be considering making a £25m bid for Premier League star Juan Mata, according to the Daily Star.

The La Liga title contenders, who currently sit three points behind leaders FC Barcelona in the Spanish top-flight, are interested in signing the Manchester United midfielder this summer.

The 27-year-old, who has 37 international caps for Spain, has scored six and assisted seven goals in 36 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils so far this season.

Mata, who arrived at Old Trafford from English top-flight rivals and defending Premier League champions Chelsea back in 2014 for a then club-record fee of £37.1m, has become Atletico’s top transfer target once the 2015-16 campaign has concluded.

The report suggests that the Spanish central midfielder could be contemplating his future at United under boss Louis van Gaal, especially with the club set to miss out on qualifying for next season’s Champions League campaign by finishing outside of the top four come May.

 
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