The Spanish midfielder is tied to a long-term deal at Wanda Metropolitano but is reportedly on the lookout for a new destination.
Saul Niguez has “many options” but is yet to make a decision on his future, informs the player’s agent.
Saul has long been a reliable servant to Atletico Madrid but their 13-year-long association – if rumors are to be believed – could come to an end this summer.
FC Barcelona are said to be working on a swap deal with Atletico which could see the 26-year-old could relocate to Camp Nou and Antoine Griezmann move the other way.
In other news, Liverpool also have eyes on the Spain international as they look to replace Giorgino Wijnaldum, who recently joined Paris Saint-Germain after running down his contract at Anfield.
Manchester United, who were linked with him last summer, meanwhile, reportedly remain interested in securing his services.
A driving force behind the midfielder’s Atleti exit rumors is the fact that the club recently sealed the deal for Rodrigo de Paul, who helped Argentina to Copa America glory.
“Saul will do with his future what is best for Saul,” agent Joshua Barnett, discussing his client’s future, told AS.
“Nothing has been decided, Saul has as many options to stay as he has to leave.”