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Man Utd transfer news: Saul Niguez limit set as Atletico already have replacement in mind | Football | Sport

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Manchester United are not prepared to pay more than £43million for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, according to reports. Atletico have reportedly identified a replacement for Saul if he were to leave the club this summer. United have long been linked with a move for the Spain international.

Last year, United legend Rio Ferdinand made it clear he would love his former side to sign Saul.

Reacting to those comments and the links with the Red Devils, the 26-year-old admitted he was flattered.

“Well, honestly, very well,” he told Marca when asked about the rumours linking him with United.

“I am very flattered that a club like Manchester United, or other teams that ask about me, take me into consideration. For me it is very positive.

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Castles said: “Those targets, you also have the goalkeeper they’re looking at and the possibility of trying to move David de Gea out, and in discussions with Gianluigi Donnarumma about coming as a free agent.

“Looking at a striker, obviously Solskjaer’s preferred candidate for that is Erling Haaland.

“There is a kind of flow towards that because [Edinson] Cavani is on a very expensive salary, so retaining him is not the cheapest of options.

“A central midfielder, I’m told they’re looking for a player who can play as a No 6 as a holding midfielder, or as a No 8, to play both positions and give them more options in midfield.

“Back-up right-back and another centre-back [as well].”

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