The Spain international attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Everton this summer.
“Meanwhile, Everton face a real struggle if they are to tempt Juan Mata from Manchester United,” states the report in The Sun.
“The £20m-rated midfielder will be allowed to leave now Jose Mourinho — who sold him to United from Chelsea — has arrived. Yet United sources insist Mata would far prefer a return to Spain, with Valencia a likelier option.”
Mata is one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League, and he would be a great signing for Everton.
The Toffees will be aiming to finish in the top six of the league table next season, and the Spaniard would play a key role.
However, the key question is whether the former Valencia star would consider making a move to Goodison Park.
After playing for Premier League giants Chelsea and United, Mata could consider switching to Everton a step down in his career.