Solskjaer sent message over £80m deal, Man United free to sign £100m superstar striker, Sanchez backed to leave Old Trafford
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Spanish football expert Dermot Corrigan cannot see Atletico letting the Saul Niguez Leave this summer, But admits anything can happen as Manchester United eye up a deal.
The highly-rated Spaniard is regarded as one of the best players in La Liga and has been constantly linked with a big transfer move to either Madrid or Barcelona over the seasons.
However, with the news that Paul Pogba now wants to leave the club this transfer window, it is believed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified Niguez as the ideal man to come in and help fill the void that the Frenchman will leave when he departs.
Atleti have already sold one star midfielder this summer, with Rodri moving to United’s city rivals Manchester City for £63million, and Corrigan that the Spaniard will not want to let another big players leave this summer..
But in the world of football, money talks and he says there is always a chance if United came calling, telling the Transfer Talk podcast: “I think it’s really, really unlikely at this stage.
“With Atletico you can never say never but I was speaking to somebody very close to Saul yesterday who just told me there’s nothing happening. He’s always involved in transfer speculation and he would be a superb signing for Manchester United.
“He’s a great player and I can see him fitting in really, really well at United. Whether Pogba goes or not I think he would be a fantastic signing for United.
“But I was told there’s no chance, he’s going to stay Atletico. Atletico have no intention of letting him go. He and Koke will be seen as the two real pillars now of this, what will hopefully be for them, a new Atletico team.
“Two homegrown midfielders who have been at the club since they were kids, who are really close to Simeone, who really get what Atletico is.
“So it would be an even bigger disaster for them if Saul was to leave. I think he’s happy to stay at the moment at Atletico and I don’t see him moving to United.”
Inter Milan have confirmed striker Mauro Icardi is not in Antonio Conte’s plans next season, with Manchester United reportedly keen on a transfer deal.
United are seeking to get back into the habit of playing Champions League football from next season onwards and know that some big money signings will be needed over the next few months.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to have around £200 million to spend on new talent, with a couple of defenders, a couple of midfielders and a world class striker needed at Old Trafford.
And with reports in the media all suggesting that Belgian powerhouse Romelu Lukaku will be sold this summer for a fee of around £70 million, Solskjaer is seeking a better alternative to the former Everton man.
And the Norwegian has reportedly set his sights on Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who has been linked with a move away from Seria A for the past 12 months.
Icardi still has not signed a new contract to stay with the Italians as wide and agent Wanda Nera plays hard-ball, meaning that Inter may cash in if the right offer arrives.
Sky Sports reporter Mark McAdam has backed former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez to depart Manchester United this summer transfer window.
Since his move from Arsenal just over 18 months ago, Sanchez has looked nothing like the player that caused havoc to opposing defences during his stay at the Emirates, and there has even been some talk that he could be sold this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to raise some funds and make some space in his squad for incoming arrivals, and getting the £350,000-a-week off the wage bill, will go along way to balancing the books at Old Trafford.
And Sky Sports reporter McAdam believes a departure might be best for the Chilean’s career, telling the Sky Sports website: “I feel sorry for him because I don’t want to see a footballer – particularly someone as talented as Alexis Sanchez – fail on the biggest stage.
“And that’s what’s happening at Manchester United. He was unreal at Arsenal. The amount of times I watched him drag that team towards three points…
“It just hasn’t worked out at Man Utd and I feel he deserves an opportunity to prove himself elsewhere. He has the quality. Players don’t become bad players overnight. He will go on to prove he’s a good player.”
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