It is said United boss Jose Mourinho is keen to add the 22-year-old Spaniard to his ranks next summer.
However, as per the latest update exclusively provided by the Sun, the former Chelsea boss is keen on signing Niguez but he wants to hold on to Ander Herrera.
The British source have mentioned that Niguez, who has a mammoth release clause of 134 million pounds ($176million) in his contract, is open to joining Manchester United if the two clubs can agree on a deal. The Express claims Atleti have made an inquiry to Arsenal regarding the German midfielder, who has also been linked with a move to United as his contract at the Emirates runs down.
The Premier League side is believed to be interested in recouping some of the money they spent on the Germany worldwide in January as he will become a free agent at the end of the season. The Star says that Simeone is prepared to "offer a deal worth £200,000 a week", which while considerably less than the £330,000-a-week Ozil has allegedly been demanding in north London, it will still keep the wolf from the door.
Arsenal are desperate to offload the German global, who becomes a free agent next summer, and has so far given no indication he is willing to sign a new deal with the Premier League side.