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Saul Niguez of Atletico de Madrid

Transfer News: Chelsea eyeing a deal for Saul Niguez

According to transfer news from Daily Star, Chelsea are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez. Thomas Tuchel is keen on bolstering his midfield ahead of the new season. Liverpool and PSG are also said to be after Saul.

The 26-year-old has been a key part of Diego Simeone’s stellar Atletico side the past few years. His role in the side has somewhat diminished this season, making him seek a new challenge elsewhere. He made 41 appearances in all competitions as they won the La Liga title this season. However, of his 33 appearances in La Liga, only 22 have come as starts.

ESP: Atletico de Madrid-Huesca. La Liga Santander. Saul Niguez of Atletico de Madridduring the La Liga match between Atletico de Madrid and SD Huesca played at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on April 22, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Copyright: xRubenxAlbarranx/xPRESSINPHOTOx RA_210422_104

Much like the rest of Europe, Atleti are feeling the pinch of the pandemic in a financial sense. They are in a position that would require them to sell players first in order to sign new ones. It has been said that the midfielder who won the La Liga this season, is looking for a new challenge elsewhere.

Chelsea want Saul to bolster their midfield

Chelsea have just wrapped up one of their best seasons. Nonetheless, work for next season cannot stop as Thomas Tuchel will dip into the transfer market. One area he is looking to add to is the midfield. To do so, he is looking at Atleti’s prized asset Saul. However, Chelsea are not the only side after Saul as Liverpool and PSG have also shown interest.

Real Valladolid CF v Atletico de Madrid – La Liga Santander Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid celebrates after winning the league championship after the La Liga Santander match between Real Valladolid CF and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla on May 22, 2021 in Valladolid, Spain. (Copyright: xJosexBretonx)

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While Chelsea don’t overly need a midfielder, it is just good sense to refresh those options at the start of the season. The Spaniard is a classy midfielder to have at your disposal. Even though he has a deal that runs until 2026, teams are expected to try and sign the star midfielder.

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