Manchester City and Manchester United have ‘become interested’ in Atlético Madrid’s Saúl with ‘uncertainty’ surrounding the player.
The Spanish midfielder has a contract with the Madrid club until 2026, and that includes a release clause of €150m.
However, they have been trying to get him signed up to an improved deal since last summer without any success.
That has led to ‘uncertainty’ about his situation at the club as ‘several’ Premier League sides are following him.
Manchester City and Manchester United are chief among them and, according to Mundo Deportivo, he is ‘becoming more affordable every day’ to those two clubs.
Those two sides are seen as clubs that have ‘economic potential’ and could try to pay his €150m clause next summer.
The failure to sign a new deal is down to Atlético’s offer being deemed ‘insufficient’, and at present, they are ‘very far’ from reaching an agreement.
That could give both City and United the window to move for the midfielder, although whether either would be willing to pay €150m is debatable.
Both could undoubtedly do with midfielders of Saúl’s ilk, particularly Manchester United, who may have money spare should Paul Pogba leave in the summer.
That price tag is a big one, though, and this feels more like an agent ploy to hurry along negotiations, it’s not the first time Manchester United or Manchester City have been linked, than genuine interest at this point.