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​Newcastle challenge Barcelona for Man Utd veteran Mata

Newcastle United are challenging Barcelona for Juan Mata.

The United midfielder is out of contract this summer, as it is unclear if he will be offered a new deal at Old Trafford.

According to The Sun, Newcastle and Rafa Benitez are emerging as contenders for Mata, as they could offer him a starting spot in the Premier League.

Barcelona also want the Spanish playmaker, but it is understood that it would be a reserve role where he only plays games where the first team is rested.

Mata still has a lot to figure out regarding his future, as it is possible he will stay at United on a one or two year contract.

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