Liverpool are believed to be in the frame to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez nears a move this summer. 

Representatives of the Spaniard are reportedly set to fly into England over the next few days in hope of securing a move to either the Reds or Manchester United.

Arch-rivals United are believed to be slightly ahead in the pursuit as things stand – perhaps due to a willingness to offer the 26-year-old a larger financial package. 

According to the report from the Mirror, as cited by LFC Transfer Room on Twitter, Saul wants a deal sewn up in the next fortnight. 

The report claims that the 19-cap ace has ‘no desire for his future to still be up in the air’ when the season commences. 

Despite holding a release clause of around £125million, the La Liga champions are willing to sell for £40million in this transfer window. 

Last season Saul continued to play a pivotal role in Diego Simeone’s side – making 41 appearances across all competitions including six in the Champions League. 

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Signing the Spaniard would be an immediate and high-quality solution to the space left behind by Gini Wijnaldum. 

Albeit Saul has never played outside of Spain domestically, the midfield ace is a hugely experienced operator with experience of playing and scoring against Liverpool previously. 

Valued at £36million and under contract until 2026 at the Wanda Metropolitano (Transfermarkt), if Jurgen Klopp and co can sell Anfield to Saul and land the star for the mooted £40million it would be a major coup. 

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