Atletico Madrid ‘reject £110m bid from Manchester United for Joao Felix’
Manchester United have reportedly seen a €130m (£110m) bid for forward Joao Felix rejected by Atletico Madrid.
The Red Devils are looking to bolster their attacking options before the transfer window closes irrespective of the uncertainty over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Felix has recently emerged as a potential target, with one report claiming that United representatives held talks with Atletico in the Spanish capital on Tuesday.
According to Spanish news outlet AS, Felix has been the subject of a €130m (£110m) offer from United, but it was quickly rejected by Atletico.
The La Liga club have no interest in selling the 22-year-old this summer and have pointed to the forward’s mouth-watering €350m (£295.7m) release clause.
Felix, who has four years remaining on his contract at Wanda Metropolitano, was a standout performer in Atletico’s opening La Liga match of the new season, provided three assists in their 3-0 away victory against Getafe on Monday.
Meanwhile, Felix’s teammate Matheus Cunha is understood to have turned down the chance to sign for United this summer, with the 23-year-old settled in Madrid having only joined the club last summer from Hertha Berlin.
Man United are now running out of time to strengthen their squad before the September 1 deadline, with Erik ten Hag hoping to recruit at least five more players having already signed Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez.
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