Manchester United have taken one step toward their rebuilding process - as Chelsea attacker Juan Mata is now on the verge of arriving at the club.
Jose Mourinho had already confirmed he was ready to let Mata speak to United - as the Spanish international has fallen down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.
Mata is not a Mourinho player and he is looking like falling out of contention for Spain ahead of the World Cup in the summer.
Now Manchester United have confirmed the deal is on the verge of completion via their official Twitter account and website.
Here are the Tweets in question…
The deal for Mata is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course. #mufcmata— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 24, 2014
An announcement is now expected after the weekend - with a fee in the region of £37 million being quoted for his services.
Once Mata signs the dotted line, and passes a medical, the only question left to answer is ... what squad number does he take?
Mata the number '7'?
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