“Only Talks” Romano Makes Transfer Claim As United Trail Chelsea In Race To Secure Spanish Star

“Only Talks” Romano Makes Transfer Claim As United Trail Chelsea In Race To Secure Spanish Star

Manchester United have yet to table an official offer for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Chelsea are said to have proposed a loan deal, with an option to buy, making them favourites to land the 26-year-old. Romano claims that the Red Devils have not gone further than holding discussions:

The majority of journalists believe United will only make a move for a midfielder before the transfer window closes if they can offload some fringe players.

Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Alex Telles and Diogo Dalot could all be allowed to leave if good enough bids are made but, so far, the Manchester club have yet to receive an offer that satisfies their demands.

Atletico are keen to offload Niguez on a permanent basis so whether they’d be happy with Chelsea’s proposal, it seems unlikely. Negotiations are expected to continue ahead of the transfer deadline next week.