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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is reportedly a transfer target for Arsenal according to Daily Star.

The 30-year-old would be out of contract at Manchester United during the summer and Arsenal boss Unai Emery would love to sign him as a free agent.

Emery managed Mata for three seasons while at Valencia between 2008 and 2011 and he is reportedly a big fan of Mata.

Mata has refused all offers of a new deal at Manchester United. He is happy to stay at Old Trafford but he needs convincing that he will be a first-team regular under Jose Mourinho.

Mata’s favoured position is the number 10 role but Mourinho has preferred to use him out on the wing.