Man Utd keen on Atleti midfielder

Manchester United are keeping an eye on Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez ahead of this summer’s transfer market.

Saul has impressed at the Vicente Calderon this season after a loan spell at Rayo Vallecano last term, while The Sun reports that United sent scout Jim Lawlor to run the rule over the 24-year-old in the recent Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen.

The Elche-born player was forced to come off injured at half-time against the Germans, although it is claimed that United are still intent on making a bid to bring him to Old Trafford before the start of next season.

The player is understood to have recently signed with Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has strong ties to the Reds, and the Premier League giants could look at triggering the release clause in his contract, thought to be around the €20m mark.

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