Manchester United are growing increasingly confident of landing Saul Niguez in a club record £135m deal.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær has targeted the Spain and Atletico Madrid ace as Paul Pogba's midfield replacement at Old Trafford.

Pogba is expected to join Real Madrid in the next transfer window - provided the Spanish giants are willing to meet United's £100m asking price.

And United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is willing to use the cash to help fund a move for Niguez that would make him the most expensive signing in their history.