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Man Utd threatened by Man City as Atletico Madrid happy with Saul Niguez swap for Bernardo Silva

Atletico Madrid have reportedly offered Saul Niguez in exchange for Manchester City ace Bernardo Silva.

The news comes as a blow for Manchester United, who have long coveted the Atleti playmaker.

According to The Times, Atleti are prepared to send Saul in a direct swap for Portugal star Silva.

Reports have claimed Silva has wanted to leave City for over a year and would jump at the chance of playing in Spain.

Having come through the club's academy, Saul is being given the option to decide his next move.

The 26-year-old has played 337 times for his boyhood club.

Atleti chief executive Miguel Angel Gil said: "Saul is captain, he has been with the club for many seasons and therefore has earned the right to decide when and how to end his relationship with Atletico."

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