Manchester United and Liverpool in Touch With Saul Niguez's Agent Despite Barcelona Interest

By Amreen
Manchester United, Liverpool, and Barcelona are interested in Saul Niguez
Manchester United, Liverpool, and Barcelona are interested in Saul Niguez / Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly in touch with Saul Niguez's agent as the midfielder continues to be linked with an exit from Atletico Madrid.

Earlier this week, the Daily Mail reported that Barcelona were eyeing Niguez in a potential swap deal that would see Antoine Griezmann returning to the Wanda Metropolitano.

However, AS now claim that Premier League rivals, United and Liverpool, could make a swoop for the 26-year-old if talks with Barca fall through.

Jurgen Klopp's side are looking to replace Georginio Wijnaldum, who left on a free to join Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month. Saul has fallen down the pecking order under Diego Simeone following Rodrigo De Paul's arrival, and could be on the move for £34.3m, despite having another five years on his contract.

United have already added Jadon Sancho to their squad, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing further reinforcements, with the Red Devils eyeing Real Madrid star Raphael Varane, who is eager to leave the Bernabeu behind after 10 successful years in Spain.

Barcelona are looking to drastically reduce their wage bill in order to comply with LaLiga's strict salary cap as they prepare a new offer for Lionel Messi. A number of players, including Griezmann, have been linked with an exit from Camp Nou as the LaLiga giants look to balance their books.