Manchester United have had a good summer transfer window so far.
But, not content with landing Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still eyeing a midfielder.
Over the past 24 hours, links to Saul have intensified.
Atletico Madrid are open to parting ways with the 26-year-old, especially in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
But Express Sport have been reliably informed by a club insider that United aren’t in for Saul at the current moment in time, putting the speculation down as ‘agent talk’.
United are aware of Chelsea’s interest in the Atletico star, who has won two La Liga titles during his spell in Spain.
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“You never know what happens in the world of football. There’s about a week left.
“We have had a very good window. We have brought in two great football players. Raphael will lift us a lot, and Jadon will only get better and better.
“We are happy with what we have done, and then we work in the field to become a better team.
“We need to get in better shape, there is no doubt about that. There are many who have played one and a half games. It’s not much. We are laying the foundation now, then it is a long season.”
Regarding Saul, Diego Simeone previously said that they’d be gracious with any possible departure.
He said: “We cannot put aside what is rumoured and talked about.
“If he has to leave, [I’ll] give him a big hug, wish him the best with the boys who gave us life and to continue being friends, as always. Either to Barcelona or elsewhere.”
Simeone believes Saul wants to play a more prominent role rather than continue being an important but versatile option for Atletico.
“Last season he spoke with the club, with us about his needs and what he spoke about was the option of having a position on the pitch where he feels more important,” he added.
“And I consider that Saul became Saul by playing everywhere, but he or many of those around him see it as something negative.
“He is very important for Atletico because he can play as a full-back, right-wing, midfielder. He gives us a lot of options to be able to count on him. He is a player who, in that version and playing how the coach needs him to, performs very well.”