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Manchester United reject Juventus enquiry for Juan Mata

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Serie A giants Juventus have had an enquiry for Juan Mata rejected by Manchester United, according to reports.

The January transfer window has officially opened today and Juve are keen to sign a new playmaker. Mata was high on their wishlist, but the club have since been put off by the move as Tuttosport claims the Red Devils turned away their enquiry.

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Officials from Juventus had reportedly got in contact with Manchester United regarding the possible sale of the Spaniard, but they have been told that he won't be leaving in January no matter what the price.

Mata, who was signed by David Moyes from Chelsea last January, has finally cemented his place in the Manchester United first team after spending time in-and-out of the starting XI. However, since Louis Van Gaal's arrival, the Spaniard has played 17 times this season, scoring five goals.

The Red Devils splashed out nearly £40million on signing Mata a year ago, and they have told the Bianconeri that no matter what is offered, they will not be selling in January.

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Despite sitting top of the Serie A table, Juventus are keen on signing a new playmaker this month and have reportedly been scouting three players.

Mata is one of them, as well as Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder and Bayern Munich's Xherden Shaqiri.

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Both Sneijder and Shaqiri are also being monitored by Premier League clubs, so competition is high for their signatures. That said, Juventus are confident that they can secure at least one of them, with some reports suggesting that they have held secret talks with Shaqiri regarding a potential loan deal from Germany.

Juventus sit top of the Serie A table after 16 games, picking up 39 points along the way so far in Italy.

Manchester United, meanwhile, are third in the Premier League table and on a ten-game unbeaten run domestically.

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