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Report: Club ‘in a hurry’ to sell £40m-rated Liverpool target; Barcelona are preparing an offer

Atletico Madrid are reportedly keen to sell Liverpool target Saul as soon as possible. With FC Barcelona now in the race for the midfielder.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the La Liga champions are ‘in a hurry’ to resolve Saul.

The Spanish international has reportedly asked Atleti to leave this summer, with the Madrid-based side valuing the midfielder at €50m (£40m).

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However, as per the report, Barcelona are now interested in Saul and are now preparing an offer for the midfielder.

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A deal could involve a swap deal with Antoine Griezmann, who the Catalan giants are eager to sell this summer.

Liverpool are eager to sign a central midfielder this summer following the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum. The Reds have so far only signed Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently in Austria for pre-season. Yet this update from Spain could force Liverpool into accelerating talks with Atleti for Saul.

The midfielder was overshadowed last season by Koke and Marcos Llorente as Diego Simeone’s side claimed their first La Liga title since 2014. And now it appears that Saul is keen on a new challenge in his career.

With Liverpool needing a midfielder and Saul a quality option that is available this summer, the Reds could add an excellent addition to their squad should they beat out Barcelona for the 26-year-old.

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