Liverpool are one the clubs reportedly keeping tabs on Juan Mata after the player's father confirmed Barclays Premier League interest.
Juan Mata Snr told Sport.co.uk that whilst there was interest from England, mo club had made an official approach for the player. The website goes on to claim that Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are amongst the player's suitors.
“Well, today it has been a crazy day. I guess his last few performances are one of the main reasons for all the interest coming from the Premier League.”
“Last week he played for the national team and scored, and this weekend he played really well for Valencia too. It is the club who will make the decision if they consider it necessary, but remember they are also looking for new players, they are not just a selling club.”
Kenny Dalglish has been linked with a string of wingers in recent weeks, with England internationals Ashley Young and Matt Jarvis the most high-profile in the national press in England. Mata is another name to add to the list.
The 22-year-old joined Valencia as a teenager back in 2006, moving from Real Madrid and making his debut at the Mestalla the following year. Linked with a move to England in the past, Mata has recently impressed for Los Che and Spain, increasing his profile once again on these shores.
Whilst the La Liga side no longer need to sell in order to balance the books on a regular basis, the financial situation still remains in question and the side could look to cash-in on Mata should an offer be made.
With Fenway Sports Group pledging to back the manager financially on Merseyside, Liverpool appear set for a busy summer in the transfer market after spending big in January also.
A left back and central midfielder is also thought to be a priority for the Liverpool legend-turned-manager, who will look to move quickly at the end of the season should he pen a new long-term contract with the club.
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