Arsenal manager Unai Emery launched a bid for the Spaniard as a possible replacement for Mesut Ozil who is likely to leave the club this January transfer window with Inter Milan showing interest.
His interest in Juan Mata is also because the midfielder played under him at Valencia in the past. However, a move by Barcelona might stop his plans as manager Ernesto Valverde has shown interest.
Goal reports that Barcelona has even contacted his agent for a possible move to the Spanish side.
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