Manchester United want Juan Mata plus cash in any deal they do with Chelsea for their star striker Wayne Rooney.
London: Manchester United have reportedly enquired about the availability of Chelsea's Juan Mata, a move that could potentially pave the way for Wayne Rooney to finally move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea insisted that Mata is not for sale after the Spanish player was linked with a player plus money swap for Rooney, but if they hope to sign Rooney it could depend on Mata's movement.
It is believed that Jose Mourinho isn't too keen with the attacker, so a swap involving him with some amount money added could finally see Chelsea land their target Wayne Rooney.
ESPN claims sources from both clubs have confirmed United's move for Mata. Mata' arrival could also spell trouble for Shinji Kagawa who would preferably occupy the position that Rooney does.