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Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez on brink of United move

UPDATE: According to Spanish journalist, Guillem Ballague, Manchester United have tabled a £15.3m for Saul Niguez but the player has no desire to leave Madrid and the club are not willing to sell. Source: Telegraph

It is understood that Manchester United have sent officials to Spain to begin negotiations for the transfer of Saul Niguez.

Saul has been identified as a long term replacement for Michael Carrick and could be brought to Old Trafford for £15million.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone promoted Saul Niguez to the first team this season and has played a big part in the teams success so far this season.

The midfielder has been capped for the Spanish under-21’s and has scored 5 times in 35 appearances for his club.

But with great talent comes great interest and United are to face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool for the star’s signature.

If you would like to read the full article on the Express website, please click here.

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