Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Spain international star Saul Niguez, according to the Daily Star.
The Premier League side, who faced Everton earlier this afternoon at Old Trafford in the English top-flight, have been linked with the highly rated Atletico Madrid midfielder as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick at The Theatre of Dreams.
The 22-year-old, who has four international caps for his country, has provided one assist in five appearances in all competitions for the La Liga outfit so far this season.
Saul, who has been with the Spanish side since he was just 13, has scored 22 goals in 153 games overall for Diego Simeone’s men, winning the Copa de Rey (2013), the Supercopa de Espana (2014) and the UEFA Europa League (2012).
The report suggests The Red Devils scouted the Spanish central midfielder against AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League earlier this week, as manager Jose Mourinho weighs up a successor for veteran Carrick, 36, who is set to leave United at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
Carrick arrived at Old Trafford back in 2006 from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth up to £18.6m, but has failed to feature for United so far this term in all competitions.