Manchester United are one of the sides interested in taking João Félix away from Atlético Madrid, according to claims from Spain.

The La Liga winners signed the forward from Benfica for more than €120m in 2019. Having managed 19 goals and 10 assists in his first two seasons in Madrid, the 22-year-old has struggled to shine this term due to poor form and injuries.

Diego Simeone’s side made it to the next round of the Champions League after defeating FC Porto on Tuesday.

Today’s edition of AS claims the Portugal international didn’t return to Madrid with his teammates and instead, stayed backed in his country, to watch his brother, Hugo, in action in the UEFA Youth League.

Meanwhile, the attacker’s future with the Spanish club is in the air. The newspaper states in the last few hours, the player’s environment has been ‘already studying various alternatives to try to convince’ Atlético to let Félix leave.

AS relay claims made by Cadena Ser that four clubs are in the picture to sign the former Benfica star and this is when the Red Devils get a mention.

The report states United are one of the English clubs to have ‘already asked for him’, with the others being Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle United. 

It is not made clear whether Manchester United have approached Félix’s camp and/or Atlético.