Diego Simeone has called for the summer transfer window to close earlier after a number of Atletico Madrid players were linked with moves away from the club with the season already under way.

ESPN reported earlier this week that Atletico forward Matheus Cunha was a target for Manchester United while Alvaro Morata had also been offered to the Premier League giants.

Joao Felix was linked with a move to Old Trafford by the Spanish newspaper Marca this week, while there has been speculation about the futures of Antoine Griezmann, Yannick Carrasco, Marcos Llorente and Renan Lodi.

"It would be good for managers [if the window closed earlier]," Simeone said on Saturday in a news conference ahead of Atletico's LaLiga game with Villarreal.

"I don't know about agents and clubs!