Big news from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea agree deal to land in world-class midfilder for Tuchel
English Premier League giants, Chelsea have reportedly agreed to sign Saul Niguez on loan from Spanish club Atletico Madrid according to reports.
It was gathered that the Stamford Bridge outfit submitted an official bid for the Spaniard as talks have been ongoing for some time as reported by Fan Nation.
The deal could have a major impact on Thomas Tuchel’s squad; some players might be affected as the manager will now begin to weigh his options.
Jubilation at Stamford Bridge As Premier League Club Chelsea Agree Loan Deal for Atletico Madrid Star
Saul Niguez in action for Atletico Madrid. Photo: Denis Doyle Source: Getty Images
Chelsea representatives were in contact with Saul and have been able to agree a loan deal – with an option to buy, should the player decide to join the Blues permanently.
Earlier reports suggested that Manchester United are also interested in the midfielder but it seems Chelsea will be his next destination.
Chelsea must first make room in their squad by offloading other midfielders before announcing any fresh arrivals in the middle of the park. Ross Barkley and Tiemoue Bakayoko, both of whom have been given the green light by Tuchel to leave.
Thomas Tuchel said via Yard Breaker:
“I am absolutely happy with our squad and the alternatives we have. It’s not too big a squad, we were missing Christian Pulisic (against Arsenal) and that meant everybody else was in the squad.
“That means we maybe don’t have the biggest squad but that we have a very competitive squad in all positions.”
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The former Borussia Dortmund manager was named as a replacement for Frank Lampard who was sacked by the club in late January.
His arrival however saw them reach the FA Cup and the Champions League finals in May but could only lift the European title after losing to Leicester City in Wembley Stadium.
The Stamford Bridge outfit has also been tipped as one of the favourites to contend for the Premier League title this campaign after the arrival of former striker Romelu Lukaku.