Saul Niguez has no intention of swapping Atleti for Barcelona

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The midfielder is thought to be on the Catalans' list of midfield targets, but a move to Camp Nou is not on the cards

Reported Barcelona target Saul Niguez has no intention of turning his back on Atletico Madrid in favour of a move to Camp Nou.

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New Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is reportedly keen to bolster his midfield options, with Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti thought to be on top of his wish-list.

Atleti star Saul, who scored a brilliant hat-trick as Spain beat Italy 3-1 to reach the European Under-21 Championship final on Tuesday, has been mentioned as a possible back-up should Barca fail to land Verratti.

However, Saul is planning to remain in the Spanish capital with Atleti for the foreseeable future.

"I have no intention of moving," he told AS.

"I'm where I want to be and things are going to remain the same. 

"They [Atletico] have put their trust in me since I was young, and I want to repay that confidence."

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