Man Utd ‘in three-way Joao Felix transfer battle as Atletico Madrid name their price after fallout with Diego Simeone’

JOAO FELIX is in the middle of a reported three-way tug of war for his signature after falling out with boss Diego Simeone.

The Atletico Madrid star is believed to have fallen out with his manager, prompting the club to name their price for the attacker.

Joao Felix is reportedly wanted by Manchester United

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Joao Felix is reportedly wanted by Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty
Felix has supposedly fallen out with manager Diego Simeone

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Felix has supposedly fallen out with manager Diego SimeoneCredit: Getty

It is believed the relationship between Felix and Simeone became so tense that it has “broken”.

The capital club have now set a price of £86m for the 23-year-old, according to AS.

This price tag is £27m less than the club paid for him in 2019, when he joined from Benfica.

The report by the Spanish outlet has even suggested that Felix’s time at Atletico “seems doomed to extinction in January”.

It has been said that Manchester United are among the most interested clubs in the player.

Erik ten Hag’s side will be in the market for an attacker after Cristiano Ronaldo had his contract mutually terminated following his interview with Piers Morgan.

However, United may have to fend off interest from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Ligue 1 titans PSG.

But they do have one advantage, as they had a bid rejected for him in the summer which, according to the report, was higher than his new asking price.

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Should United still have the funds, which is likely seeing as the club’s stocks have risen since the Glazers announced their intentions to sell the club, then a deal could be struck.

Atletico is struggling this season and have already been eliminated from the Champions League.

Felix however, has given a good account of himself as he has scored three and assisted three La Liga goals despite Simone’s defensive style.

He has also been in good form for Portugal at the World Cup as he scored in his side’s 3-2 win over Ghana.

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