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United to rival Chelsea for Saul

Manchester United may be set to rival Chelsea for the signature of Atlético  Madrid midfielder Saúl Ñiguez.

It comes with news that the reigning Spanish league champions are prepared to allow Ñiguez to leave on a season long loan before the transfer window closes next Tuesday.

Chelsea were widely regarded as one of the front-runners to sign him, if Thomas Tuchel decides that his squad needs more depth in central midfield.

But United are also an interested party, although they continue to be linked as well with Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes.

Ñiguez came through the academy system at Atlético and helped Diego Simeone’s side win the title last season. Howeevr, his long-term future at the club has been in question for some time, and they may be prepared to loan him out to make room in their squad for others.

He was a surprise omission from the Spanish squad for this summer’s Euros.

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