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Barcelona To Make Huge Bid For Atletico's Saul Niguez

Saul Niguez

Ernesto Valverde keeps on looking for his newest reinforcement, as they line up to strengthen up their squad ahead of next season.

The Blaugrana are keen to add a couple more pieces in the center of the pitch as Ivan Rakitic is being linked with a move out of Camp Nou.

That's why the Catalans could look to snub one of his biggest rivals out of one of their stars, with Barcelona high on Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, even despite their huge asking price.

Barcelona could pay as much as €110m for the Spanish midfielder, as per AS reports, as they look for him to mentor Frenkie de Jong while he makes the adjustment to La Liga.

According to AS, Barcelona's talks with Atletico have been "progressing" and Josep Bartomeu won't hesitate to offload that much money in order to strengthen their ranks.

Barcelona has been high on Saul for years, as the midfielder was apparently pretty close to joining the team a couple of years ago, but the Colchoneros convinced the midfielder to stay put with a huge contract offer.

Also, Saul was also linked with a move to Chelsea, but the team has just been served a 2-year transfer ban that'll stop them from signing players until 2020.

Should Saul join Barcelona, he'd become the most expensive Spanish player ever.