Jose Mourinho ready to offload Man United star in blockbuster swap deal – report

Juan Mata could end up joining Juventus as part of a deal to bring Paul Pogba to Manchester United, say reports

Jose Mourinho is prepared to sell Juan Mata to Juventus as part of a deal to bring Paul Pogba to Manchester United this summer, according to reports.

The Spanish playmaker’s future has been a source of speculation in recent days since Mourinho’s appointment as the Red Devils’ new manager last month.

Mourinho was the man who deemed Mata to be surplus to requirements at Chelsea and sold the playmaker to United back in January 2014.

The Portuguese coach was appointed as United’s new manager on a three-year deal last month and there have already been claims that Mourinho is prepared to move Mata on.

United have also been heavily linked with a move to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford this summer.

And ESPN is now reporting that Mourinho is prepared to sell Mata as part of a deal to lure Pogba back to the club.

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The same report says that United could end up having to shell out as much as £65m for Pogba in a straight transfer.

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