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Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has some disappointing news for Man Utd fans.

Last week, reports emerged that Man Utd have placed a transfer bid for Atletico Madrid Saul Niguez. Balague has confirmed the United bid but also claimed that Atletico Madrid are not interested in letting the player move to the Premier League club.

He also claimed that United won’t be able to sign the player even if they agree to pay his release clause as the player himself is not interested in the move.

He said: “The latest I’ve heard is Manchester United have put an offer of €20m on the table but Atletico Madrid don’t want to let him go.”

“And considering the ban, they won’t let him go, so I think that’s the end of that. Even if they met the buy-out clause, the player still has to want to go, and as it stands, he doesn’t.”

The 21-year-old has scored five goals in 19 appearances for Atletico in all competitions this season.