Manchester United’s chances of signing Joao Felix could be looking up, with Atletico Madrid lowering their asking price, AS report.

Atletico are having a poor season, sitting fifth in La Liga and crashing out of the Champions League bottom of their group.

Felix has been used sparingly, selected to start only five La Liga games this season and three Champions League games.

This has led to AS reporting last month that Felix was keen to leave Atletico Madrid. Now they are dropping his price.

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Joao Felix price tag

Atletico Madrid paid £113 million to sign Joao Felix from Benfica in 2019. This has always been the big stumbling block for any side looking to sign him.

Now his situation is such that a mutual parting of ways is better for club and player, so Atletico can re-invest the money.

The latest report from AS claims Atletico are lowering their price tag, which previously stood at the same price they paid.

Atletico are now willing to sell Joao Felix for £86 million (100m Euros) – and crucially, this fee can comprise of add-ons and instalments.

This is talking Manchester United’s language, it’s the only way the Red Devils would sign off on a deal this high, if there are multiple clauses included as part of the deal.

AS claimed United’s enquiry after Felix was flatly refused in the summer. But now it is possible he could link up with Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford.

Felix scored against United in the Champions League last season and also netted the winner against Erik ten Hag’s side in pre-season.

United’s need for an extra attacker is increased due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure. Felix shares the same agent, Jorge Mendes, who is claimed to be working on his departure from Atletico.

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