After a string of good performances, Manchester United players are suddenly becoming the centre of interest with clubs both domestic and foreign as uncertainty regarding their futures at Old Trafford continue.
One such player is Spaniard Juan Mata whose contract ends this summer and has yet to agree an extension despite ongoing negotiations between the club and his representatives. Although it is believed the 30 year old who is still one of the clubs biggest signing post Ferguson following his £37.1m move from rivals Chelsea in January 2014, would like to stay at Old Trafford should all talks continue to end in stalemate he will become a free agent in the summer.
Although there is no discussion for the player to leave untill the summer at the earliest, it has been noted that despite being fit, Mata has only started two Premier League games under interim coach Ole Gunner Solskjaer.
Mata situation is also similar to that of Club Captain Antonio Valencia who remains unsure of his future after enduring an injury plagued season that hasn’t seen him take the field under the tuition of Solskjaer yet. With his contract also due to expire during the summer Valencia is currently waiting to see if United decide to take up the option of an extra year and have untill March 1st to do so.
One player believed to be definitely on his way out of Old Trafford is Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, as the Red Devils are believed to be in talks with an unknown Chinese club. The 31-year-old was the first major signing following Fergusons departure from the dressing room and signed on summer deadline day in 2013 for £27.5m from Everton.
Despite being a regular under David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho he has struggled to win over the fans, facing a lot of critics from the terraces over the years.
With the club refusing to comment on whether a fee has been agreed, everything is merely speculation at present, although with the Chinese transfer Window not closing untill February 28th both sides have time to talk!