Spanish midfielder Saul last month emerged as one of United’s main targets in the summer transfer window, with uncertainty surrounding Paul Pogba’s long-term future at the club.
United is known to have spotted Saul several times and watched him in the Champions League’s last clash on 16 September against Liverpool at Anfield shortly before the suspension of football, which Atletico won 3-2.
The Spanish international – who had scored the only goal in the first leg against the Reds – is expected to raise his salary by £ 85,000 a week at United, according to a report.
Saul signed a massive nine-year contract with Atletico in 2017, but the La Liga club have often been forced to step down and let some of their talents leave if the offer is good.
With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on football club plans this summer, it is believed that most parties will be fairly quiet in the summer transfer window.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he believed United could “exploit” the situation and recruit players given the uncertainty in the market.
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“So, the market, who knows how the market will react to this? He said to Sky Sports.
“Who knows which clubs need to sell players? There may be just one situation where you can exploit, and I know that we in Man Utd are one of the biggest and the biggest financially well off.
“I am sure we are able, when we return to normalcy, that we can do the business we want. “