Saul Niguez: Man United reportedly on verge of signing Atletico Madrid midfielder

Saul Niguez: Man United reportedly on verge of signing Atletico Madrid midfielder

- Saul Niguez has been tracked by Man United and Man City for months now

- Man United, however, appear to have beaten their rivals to the signature of the Spaniard

- Reports suggest an agreement over the transfer of Niguez to Old Trafford has already been reached

- His imminent arrival is certain to leave Pogba's future in jeopardy and could bring his spell at the United to an end

Man United are on the verge of sealing a sensational £70m transfer swoop for Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez.

Niguez has widely been linked with a switch to United for months now, and it appears the Red Devils are close to landing their target man.

According to Express UK citing sources in Spain, talks between United and Atletico over the transfer of Niguez are practically closed.

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And the agreement in effect to that will reportedly be made official by the end of the current suspended campaign when the window reopens.

The Spaniard had a buyout clause of £142m but Atletico are willing to accept a lower fee following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic which has seen the player’s value drop significantly.

Meanwhile, news on the playmaker's imminent arrival to Old Trafford is certain to fuel speculation over the future of Paul Pogba.

Pogba's future at the Red Devils remain unclear, with Real Madrid and Juventus all understood to be keen to sign him.

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It was previously reported the Frenchman was open to staying at United for another year, but with his contract winding down, the club could be tempted to sell him.

Earlier, reported that Odion Ighalo could be replaced with Man United loanee at Inter Milan Alexis Sanchez.

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Reports claim Man United would recall the Chilean if they do not meet Shanghai Shenhua's £20m asking price for Ighalo.

However, Sanchez is not having a smooth spell at Inter Milan after struggling with injury problems this season.

Man United legend Gary Neville recently spoke about Odion Ighalo's price, claiming the money was too expensive for his age.

Ighalo, 30, made a January switch from his Chinese side to have another spell in the English Premier League for the second time in his career.

And despite scoring four goals in eight appearances so far Neville is still in doubt about the former Watford striker's worth.

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