La Liga champions, Barcelona are set to hijack the bid of Unai Emery’s Arsenal to sign midfielder, Jaun Mata from Manchester United.
Mata has drawn interest from Arsenal in recent days.
Mata played under Arsenal manager, Unai Emery during their time at Spanish La Liga side, Valencia.
Mata’s contract with Man United will expire at the end of the season and the Spaniard could leave Old Trafford as a free agent.
The 30-year-old has been urged to quit the Red Devils due to his lack of regular playing time.
According to Goal, Barcelona have made initial contact with Mata’s representatives over a potential summer move to the Camp Nou.
The report claimed that Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde wants Mata in his squad for next.