Manchester United |

Mourinho sets Saúl in his sights as big money signing

Manchester United boss José Mourinho is a big fan of Spanish midfielder Saúl, and would be willing to break his €80 million Atlético buy-out clause
Manchester United v. Manchester City live online

Mourinho sets Saúl in his sights as big money signing

After his impressive season at Atlético Madrid – including THAT goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals – Saúl has become one of the most sought after names by the Premier League big boys. And by none more so than José Mourinho at Manchester United, according to The Guardian.

Jose Mourinho the manager of Manchester United looks on during the Soccer Aid 2016 match in aid of UNICEF at Old Trafford

€80 million buy-out clause

Mou has made it clear to his new club that he wants the midfielder at any cost, and that means meeting the €80 million buy-out clause built into his Atletí contract.

The Rojiblanco player, who just yesterday received an award from the Asociación de la Prensa Deportiva (Sports Press Association) for being the ‘Football Revelation’ of the year, has already been courted by Tottenham and Arsenal.

The two North London rivals both offered big money bids for the midfielder in January that were refused, and Saúl is now said to be negotiating a contract extension at Vicente Calderón which would also see his release clause raised to €100 million.