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juan-mata-manchester-unitedEverton are preparing a sensational £20million swoop for the Manchester United playmaker, Juan Mata.

The Spaniard has reportedly been told that he has no future at Old Trafford under new United boss Mourinho.

Mata’s days at United appear to be numbered because of the arrival of new manager Mourinho.

The Portuguese sold Mata to United in January 2014 for £37m because he said playing Mata did not work in the system he was trying to play at Chelsea.

The signing of the 28-year-old would be seen as a major statement of intent from new Toffees’ boss Ronald Koeman.

Mourinho said in September 2013: “It is one thing to play with Ramires and Oscar closing down opponents on each side, and Mata as a No10 behind a striker with his clever assists, clever passes and fantastic actions because he has great talent.

“But it is another thing to adapt to the way we want to play. In this moment, Oscar is my No10 and, if anyone tells me Oscar has not been Chelsea’s best player this season, I’d have to disagree. I have to prove to the fans that I am good. Now [Mata] must do the same.”

After he was sold four months later, Mata hit back: “If a luxury player is a player who scores and assists and has good stats, then I’m happy to be a luxury player.

“I want luxury players in my team. I like creative players and players who do different things. It’s easy to say certain players are luxuries, especially when you’ve lost a game.”

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