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Manchester United very close to agreeing contract with Spanish midfielder

Juan Mata news

Mata set to pen new United deal

Manchester United are reportedly on the cusp of agreeing a new contract with midfielder Juan Mata following an extended period of negotiations.

The midfielder will become a free agent in a couple of weeks' time but it appears that United are close to rewarding him with a new deal to stay put with the side.

According to The Mirror, talks have been ongoing with the player's representative since the close of the previous campaign and the Spaniard is now on the cusp of penning an extension.

The same publication claims that the deal is almost 90 percent done and an announcement regarding a fresh deal is likely to be made before the end of the month.

Mata has been linked with the likes of Newcastle United and Barcelona in the past few weeks and the latter have been fancied to reward him with a multi-year contract.

However, it appears that United have finally struck an agreement with the former Chelsea midfielder and it will be interesting to see the length of the deal finalised.