Manchester United could reportedly secure a deal for Saul Niguez in the coming week, as the Atletico Madrid midfielder’s representatives prepare to fly to England on Monday.
The 26-year-old has been told that he can leave Atletico for the right price this summer, and both Man United and Liverpool have been strongly linked with his services.
Barcelona, at one stage, appeared to be at the head of the queue, but the Catalan outfit’s interest has cooled, leaving two of England’s biggest clubs as the main contenders for his signature.
According to The Mirror, Saul is hopeful that a switch to England will be sorted this week, with representatives of the Spaniard due to land in England on Monday to negotiate a move.
The report claims that Liverpool are firmly in the race for his signature, but Man United ‘are in the box seat’ for a player who could be available for a fee in the region of £40m.
Saul made 41 appearances for Atletico during the 2020-21 campaign but is thought to be pushing for a move away from Wanda Metropolitano as he seeks a new challenge.