Real Madrid is reportedly preparing a bid for Manchester United’s Juan Mata to take him back to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Express reports that the Spanish midfielder, who started his career with Los Blancos but failed to graduate from Castilla, could return in January.
Mata joined Valencia from Real Madrid team B before heading to Chelsea.
The 29-year-old was a surprise omission from Jose Mourinho’s squad in the loss 1-0 to Chelsea last weekend.
Zinedine Zidane could make a move to add a fresh identity to his squad with a potential bargain in the horizon.
Mata’s contract with the Red Devils expires next summer.