Real Zaragoza have approached Valencia to take Juan Mata on-loan this season.

Mata's Dad, who also acts as the 19 year-old's agent, held talks with Valencia sports chief Miguel Angel Ruiz yesterday about the Zaragoza proposal. Mata wants to move to Zaragoza, with first team chances at Valencia limited.

Racing Santander are also keen on Mata, who is expected to be granted the freedom to choose where he plays on-loan by Ruiz.