Chelsea to take Saul Niguez on a season-long loan

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Chelsea are believed to have agreed terms for a season-long for Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid.

The Blues have overtaken Manchester United in the pursuit of the 26-year-old. Chelsea had targeted bringing him in before the transfer window shut. They were the favourites to make a move for him. Sources claim that there were talks with Atletico as well.

The Colchoneros told the Spaniard that he was free to leave the Wanda Metropolitano. Between Chelsea and Manchester United, Saul opted for the Blues.

The two parties have agreed the terms of a season-long loan at Stamford Bridge. However, the two parties remain locked in negotiation over whether there will be an option/obligation to buy the Spain international at the end of that spell.

Chelsea prefer to have a choice in the matter. While Atletico want to include an obligation to buy for around £40,000,000. Nonetheless, it seems that Tuchel’s side will get their way.

Personal terms do not look to be an issue.

Chelsea Saul, Six Sports
Chelsea view Saul as an important rotational option, one who is versatile to step in as and when required

Saul had been intent on joining Barcelona earlier in the summer. There were talks over a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann. Unfortunately, negotiations broke down and suitors from the Premier League stepped in.

Thomas Tuchel is keen to find a fourth midfielder to use in his regular rotation alongside N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho. The board at Stamford Bridge feel that the opportunity to sign Saul on loan is too good to pass up.

Saul still has five years left to run on his contract. He has registered 339 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side in all competitions.

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