Manchester United report: Barcelona aim DOUBLE in January for Red Devils pair

Manchester United could receive January offers from Barcelona for two of their underprivileged players, according to reports.

the Blaugrana want to strengthen their squad in the winter window, despite being crippled by debts of over £ 1.2bn.

The club is therefore targeting players who could be available on free transfers or for relatively low fees.

And they have identified Manchester United duo Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata as players who could do the trick.

Cavani played a leading role under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer arrival pushed the Uruguayan up the pecking order.

The forward has only made five Premier League appearances this season, and only two of them were starts.

Injuries have affected his participation, but it’s hard to see Cavani play much under Ralf Rangnick if he stays at Old Trafford for the remainder of the campaign.

According to Sport, Cavani is Barcelona’s main target as Xavi Hernandez looks to bring in a No.9 next month.

The Catalan giants had also considered Manchester City striker Ferran Torres, but concluded that the Spaniard would be too expensive.

Cavani is out of contract next summer and Barcelona are hoping United will consider letting him go for a small fee.

Xavi is also seeking updates on Cavani’s physical condition, with the forward missing several weeks of action due to an Achilles tendon issue.

Barcelona are also considering Juan Mata ahead of the transfer market reopening in less than two weeks.

The Daily Star writes that Barcelona have renewed their interest in the attacking midfielder, whom he first targeted this summer.

Mata hasn’t made a single Premier League appearance this season and increasingly wants a start.

Barcelona are hoping United are willing to let Mata go for free in order to get his £ 130,000 a week payroll bill.

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