Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has emerged as a shock transfer target for AS Roma.
Italian giants have sold Mohamed Salah to Liverpool and thought to be eyeing move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez. However, talks with the Algerian forward has stalled.
It is believed that African winger is keen on to remain in England, The Foxes head-coach Craig Shakespeare confirmed that Mahrez wants to sign for a top six calibre team in England.
Roma have budgeted around £30million to spend to sign a replacement for Salah, and now they are believed to targeting Man Utd star Juan Mata.
The Spaniard was linked with an exit from Old Trafford since Jose Mourinho being appointed as the Red Devils head coach. However, Spaniard has opted to remain at Old Trafford and established himself as one of the key players for Portuguese’s manager starting XI.
Mata has one year remaining on his current deal with an option to extend for another year.
The Red Devils have made three signings last summer Victor Lindelof from Benfica, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea’s Matic.