Manchester United are set to revive their interest in Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez.
United targeted the Spanish international last summer but failed to strike a deal for the £70m-rated midfielder.
But Old Trafford bosses believe Atletico's shock exit from the Champions League at the hands of RB Leipzig will boost their chances of luring Niguez to Manchester.
Niguez, 25, is regarded as one of the brightest talents in Europe and is believed to be considering his future at the Spanish outfit.
He fears Atletico's lack of spending power might see him fail to win the biggest trophies if he remains with Diego Simeone's men.
United would be willing to hand Niguez a long term deal worth £150,000-a-week and the prospect of playing alongside the likes of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes appeals to him.
Niguez has become disillusioned at Atletico and criticised his side's display following the 2-1 defeat to Leipzig in Lisbon.
He said: "It hurts to lose, but our rivals were better in the game. They raised the tempo and we did not know how to react. They were superior to us, and at times we were not even close to stopping them."
Meanwhile fellow United target Donny van de Beek admits he is relaxed about a possible move to Old Trafford.
United have been keeping close tabs on the Holland and Ajax star, but van de Beek insists he is happy where he is and not agitating for a move elsewhere.
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He said: "It is very messy, in any case a very messy period in terms of transfers. Nothing is certain yet. I am still a player of Ajax and I am still proud to be there.
"If there had not been the coronavirus, it might have been different now. There is no clarity now and we have to wait and see how it turns out.
"I'm still here and after all these years I still have a lot of fun. If I also play at Ajax next season, I still have a lot of fun. You won't hear me complaining."
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