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Barcelona boast Saul option but will leave him to Man Utd, Man City

Barcelona are ready to step aside in the battle for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.

Sport says Barca have first refusal on Saul after paying €15m for the rights when the midfielder was a youth teamer. The option would allow the Catalans to match any offer for Saul and take him to the Nou Camp.

But Barca will stay out of any transfer battle for the Spain international, with Manchester United and Manchester City both keen.

United, particularly, are chasing a deal for Saul, whose contract carries a €150m buyout clause. United are seeking to do business for around €70-80m.

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