Not for the first time, Manchester United are being credited with an interest in Andrea Berta.

The Italian is Sports Director at Atletico Madrid and is considered to have done a good job with the club’s transfers. Players may take a while to settle in under Diego Simeone, however, the balance of opinion appears to be positive for Berta.

He had roles at Parma and Genoa before moving to Atletico Madrid in a technical capacity in 2013, eventually becoming Sport Director in 2017.

Berta works very closely with Simeone and, given there’s been interest from other big clubs, has managed to build up some power at the club.

Monday’s edition of AS goes over some recent good work from Berta, and then says he’s ‘usually right’ when he makes a call on transfers.

Right at the end it’s stated Manchester United ‘want to sign him’.

As is often the case, it’s unclear whether there’s genuine interest from Old Trafford, or if AS are using the club’s name to underline their point about Berta being good.