Athletic Club Bilbao are attempting to hijack Paris Saint-Germain’s deal to sign Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, say reports.
The 29-year-old is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer, meaning that he has been free to discuss terms with other clubs since January.
Widespread reports have claimed that he has already decided to end his five-year stay in Manchester to join the Parisians on a free transfer.
A report last month in Diario AS claimed the Spaniard will move to the Parc des Princes on a three-year contract, with a ‘significant wage increase’ from a reported €112k per week up to €170k per week.
However, RMC Sport now say the Basque giants - where Herrera spent three years of his career - have now entered the frame for his signature.
“I have two months left on my contract while at the moment me and United do not think the same on the renewal terms,” Herrera told ABC earlier this month.
“I want to continue playing at the top level and for a big club for as long as my body allows, and it is still my obligation to listen to what United have to say.
“I do not want to rule out any options at the moment.”
Atletico Madrid have previously been linked to the combative central midfielder, alongside Italian side Roma.
Herrera joined United in 2014 in a €30m deal and has made 187 appearances to date for the club, scoring 20 goals.