Everton are keen on signing Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata, who faces an uncertain future at Old Trafford following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.

The Daily Telegraph says the Toffees are prepared to pay £20m ($27m) to bring the 28-year-old, who has two years left on his United contract, to Goodison Park.

Mata was sold by Mourinho during his second spell at Chelsea to United in January 2014, amid reports that he was unhappy with the Spaniard's lack of pace and work rate.

He only scored six league goals for United in the recently-concluded season and was left out of Spain's squad for Euro 2016.

The imminent arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund is bound to push Mata down the pecking order at Old Trafford, making a summer exit from the club a likely outcome.

The Telegraph says Mourinho has not changed his mind about Mata since his time at Chelsea and is open to letting the attacking midfielder leave in the summer.

The Liverpool Echo reports that new United arrival Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be handed Mata's shirt number of 8.

The 28-year-old featured in every league game under Louis van Gaal last season and scored in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace in May.

Juan Mata
Juan Mata, 28, scored six goals in 38 league appearances for Manchester United last season Getty

He said he wanted to "share more good moments" with United fans after winning the FA Cup in May.

"I tried to pay [the fans] back with dedication and commitment to the team, always trying to give my best," he wrote in his end-of-season blog.

"I want to carry on and look forward to share more good moments with you.

"It's time for me to take a rest, switch off from football and recharge my batteries for the next season."

Everton are likely to face competition from other clubs in England and in Europe for Mata, who has 41 caps for Spain.