Report: Talks Continuing Between Chelsea And Atlético Madrid Over Saúl Ñíguez Move


Chelsea are holding talks with Atlético Madrid over a loan move for Saúl Ñíguez before the transfer window shuts on August 31, according to reports.

It was reported recently that the west London side had made an 'official bid' for the Spain international, as talks have been ongoing with the Blues weighing up their interest, however a deal could hang on the futures of other members of Thomas Tuchel's squad.

The Blues had opened talks for Saúl a few days ago, and it has emerged there is an official bid on the table - a loan with an option to buy should the 26-year-old decides to join Chelsea, with reports suggesting Manchester United hold an interest in the midfielder rubbished.

According to Matt Law of The Telegraph, the deal, which is set to be a loan with an option to buy, has got a chance of going ahead as talks continue between the two sides.

However, it was stated previously that 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, could depart the club soon.

It has been mentioned that Chelsea are insisting on signing Saul this summer, so that the midfielder could join Thomas Tuchel's squad for the 2021/22 campaign.

What Thomas Tuchel said on his squad amid potential new additions:

"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. This, on one hand, is necessary because we play a lot of competitions and we play the World Club Cup in December. We also played very long last season and there was the Euros and Copa America."

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