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Fabrizio Romano confirms what Manchester United have told Jorge Mendes about Joao Felix January deal

by Derick Kinoti

Manchester United have established communication with super agent Jorge Mendes about the possibility of signing his client, Joao Felix.

Over recent weeks, Felix has emerged as a legitimate target for the Red Devils who are in dire need of an attacker after Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit.

Felix’s tumultuous situation at the Wanda Metropolitano has given United a massive opportunity. The player has made it clear that he wishes to leave Spain as soon as possible, with United being mooted as a possible destination.

It was recently reported that tensions between Felix and Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is at an all-time high with the player desperately trying to force a move away.

Atletico have demanded a steep €12m loan fee, which is three times higher than what United are willing to part with.

The Spanish club are also adamant that whoever takes the Portuguese must pay his wages in full throughout the duration of his loan spell.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that United have expressed their interest and admiration for Felix to Mendes.

Romano says, “Manchester United have confirmed to Jorge Mendes that they really like Joao Felix and want him.”

“Both Arsenal and Manchester United have confirmed their interest in the last few hours & days. Mendes is talking to Atletico about the loan fee.”

United have seemingly stepped up their efforts, something that has been reiterated by CBS reporter Ben Jacobs.

Jacobs relays that Erik ten Hag is an avid fan of Felix and if possible wants to add him to the ranks at Old Trafford.

Jacobs also indicates, “Atletico Madrid are hoping to get Felix’s wages off the books and could be willing to entertain offers with a reduced future fee or initial loan outlay if clubs commit to covering 100% of the forward’s salary.”

Jacob’s report if true, is undoubtedly a positive development for the Red Devils in their pursuit of Felix.

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