The Portuguese star could well be moving to Camp Nou in the current transfer window as Man Utd drop out of the reckoning, while Los Che are planning a Mestalla return for Mata.

Barcelona have emerged as hot favourites to sign Valencia star Andre Gomes after interest from other top European clubs cooled, according to Sport.

The Portugal international has been linked to a host of sides in the current transfer window, including Manchester United and Chelsea.

United, however, have reportedly dropped out of the race for Gomes, while Valencia are already lining up the Red Devils’ Juan Mata as a possible replacement should he move to Camp Nou