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United set to break the bank to sign Atlético's Saúl

United set to break the bank to sign Atlético's Saúl

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The Old Trafford side are prepared to offer 128 million euro for the midfielder who has already been on Manchester City's radar.

Two Atlético Madrid central players are generating ongoing interest in the Premier League according to the English press with both Manchester clubs expressing an interest in bringing in Saúl Ñíguez and Rodrigo Hernández. Pep Guardiola has been a long time admirer of Saúl but now City face competition with Manchester United apparently interested in securing the Spanish international's services.

Outlay

ESPN FC claim that United are poised to offer 128 million for the Madrid born player's signatures which would frustrate City's initial plan with another Atleti option singled out as 'Plan B' for the "Sky Blues".

Rodrigo Hernandez is the other player cited as a potential candidate for a move to the north of England for the 2019/20 campaign with City reportedly prepared to offer 70 million euro for the player's signature (a sum which would cover his buyout clause).