Chelsea has agreed on personal terms with Saul Niguez in a last-minute deadline day transfer.
Chelsea has agreed to recruit Saul Niguez on a loan with the option to buy from Atletico Madrid, according to reports.
Chelsea have finally completed the signing of Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, who will now travel to London to finalise the transfer. The Spaniard has been on the club’s radar for several weeks, and the possibility of a loan has persisted right up until the transfer deadline tonight.
Manchester United were also interested, but ultimately chose to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, signaling the end of their summer buying spree.
Chelsea are now in prime position to sign Saul, who has also been linked with a swap deal involving Barcelona and Antoine Griezmann.
Saul has been linked with a move to the Premier League on numerous occasions, with Liverpool looking like a potential destination early in the year with the departure of Gini Wijnaldum.
Saul is on his way to Chelsea, according to Fabrizio Romano, after the European champions agreed to a deal with Atletico Madrid.
The Blues will pay a £4.3 million loan fee, and the club and the player have already agreed on personal conditions.
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