Manchester United target Saul Niguez has rejected a contract extension at Atletico Madrid.
The highly talented box to box midfielder has been linked with a move to England since last summer. It seems that he might not satisfied with the terms of the contract and this could be a major boost for his suitors, including Manchester United.
Van Gaal was desperate to add some energy to his midfield in the summer and Saul would be an ideal option for the Red Devils. Manchester United are confident that this is the right time to poach the talented midfielder away from Spain.
However, the Dutchman is expected to leave at the end of the season and it will be interesting to see if the new Manchester United manager is interested in Saul or not.
The Spanish midfielder has a 34 million pounds release clause and if Atletico chooses to stand firm, the price tag could drive United and other interested parties away from the player.
Without doubting his talent, Saul is simply not established enough to command that sort of fee and the top clubs are likely to want proven internationals for that kind of money.