Manchester United: Atletico Madrid lower Saul Niguez clause

Atletico Madrid have significantly lowered their asking price for midfielder Saul Niguez, according to the Telegraph.

The 25-year-old signed an eight-year contract before the start of the 2018-19 season, following interest from La Liga rivals Barcelona, with a whopping €150m release clause inserted into the new deal – but the latest report suggests the valuation has been dropped significantly to €100m.

Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward and the club’s Glazer owners are said to be prepared boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer market, with the Spain international identified as their number one transfer target – according to the Daily Mail earlier this week.

Diego Simeone wants to keep Saul at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the Argentine trying to maintain his first-team squad after a series of long-term players leaving the club this summer.

Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann, Filipe Luis, Rodri and Gabi Hernandez are all players who have exited the club in recent times.

RB Salzburg teenage striking sensation Erling Haaland and Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek are also said to be key targets at Old Trafford.

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