United Linked With Mata Swap For Inter Star

Annette Crawford
December 7, 2017

The Portuguese tactician is said to be looking to offer Mata in a swap deal for Joao Mario, who is not enjoying the best of relationships with Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti.

According to Corriere Dello Sport, Manchester United have offered Spanish global Juan Mata to hire the services of the Seleccao star, who has mainly warmed the bench for the Nerazzurri this season.

And according to Italian paper Corriere dello Sport, United are using Mata as a makeweight in a move for Inter star Mario, with the permission of Mourinho.

The 24-year-old has made 11 Serie A appearances this season, making five assists, but the player has struggled to live up to expectations at the San Siro.

Mourinho tried to do business with Inter in the summer after identifying winger Ivan Perisic as the man he wanted.

ESPN FC suggest both United and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Joao Mario in January - but the midfielder would prefer a transfer to Old Trafford.

However, the Italian publication claim that the Serie A outfit are not interested in signing the 29-year-old, but could be willing to negotiate a deal that includes Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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