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Barcelona are reportedly considering signing Spanish playmaker Juan Mata on a free transfer in the summer, when his contract with Manchester United expires.

As per a report from Goal.com, La Liga champions Barcelona are mulling over the possibility of signing Manchester United superstar Juan Mata in the summer and have already made contact with the Spaniard’s representatives.

The 30-year-old is in the final six months of his contract with the Red Devils and can speak to foreign clubs, and sign a pre-contract agreement over a summer transfer.

This has sparked a flurry of interest in the midfielder, with the likes of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain also monitoring the situation. Barcelona, however, seem to have gone one step further, having already opened talks with Mata’s representatives over the possibility of a summer transfer.

The Catalans have already signed a midfielder this month, having completed the transfer of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, with the Dutch sensation set to join the club in the summer.

There are likely to be departures from Camp Nou, however, with Denis Suarez strongly linked with a move to Arsenal, while summer signing Malcom is also linked with an exit. Midfielder Rafinha Alcantara is another who could be on his way out of Barcelona in the summer.

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