Reports in Spain have heavily linked Marcos Llorente with a move to Manchester United.
Last night, we covered a story (via AS) claiming that the Red Devils have made an offer of 80 million euros to sign the Spanish international from Atletico Madrid, who are tempted to accept the offer.
However, Marca have claimed that the Rojiblancos have not received any offer as yet for the La Roja midfielder, who is an untouchable player at the Wanda Metroplitano.
The Spanish outlet have further mentioned that the La Liga leaders would not negotiate for the 26-year-old, who has exponentially improved under Simeone and is an important member of the squad.
It is stated that if a proposal is made by Man Utd or any other club, it would be turned down. The only way to secure the signing of Llorente is by activating the enormous release clause of 120 million euros (£102million) in his contract.
So, we have two contrasting stories from two of the most renowned media outlets in Spain.
Back in 2016, Man Utd broke their transfer record by splashing £89million for Pogba (BBC). If Marca are to be believed then the only way the Red Devils can sign the Spaniard is by breaking their transfer record again.
Marcos Llorente has so far started 32 games in all competitions for Atletico this season, scored 10 goals and provided 9 assists. His ability to play in more than one position (midfield and attack) makes him an attractive prospect but is he really worth £102million?