Manchester United target Joao Felix reportedly wants to leave Atletico Madrid in the New Year.
The Lowdown: Felix bid
Felix, described as “outstanding” by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, was linked as an Old Trafford target over the summer.
Recent reports have suggested that the Red Devils made a €130m (£113m) offer for Felix over the summer. As we know, a transfer failed to materialise, but it looks as if a marquee move to England could still be on the cards heading into 2023.
The Latest: United alerted
The report adds that United, along with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have been alerted to the situation, with Old Trafford chiefs willing to tussle for the signing.
The Verdict: Ronaldo replacement?
Therefore, Erik ten Hag may need to bolster his attacking ranks and may view Felix as a smart target. Still just 22, Felix already has plenty of experience at the highest level and can play in a variety of attacking roles.
However, the Portugal international has a €350m (£305m) release clause in his Atletico deal, and with two other European giants keen, it could be an expensive transfer for the Glazers to complete.