Chelsea are reportedly keeping a close eye on many midfielders across the Europe.
The latest reports in England suggest that Chelsea have entered talks with Atletico Madrid for Saul Niguez.
The midfielder has banged in two goals and provided one assist in 41 matches this term on all fronts.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Spain. As a member of Spain national football team, Niguez won 19 caps and he scored 3 goals.
Thomas Tuchel wants to sign a new midfielder and Niguez is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
The Blues will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
Niguez would provide a good variety to Chelsea’s midfield. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Chelsea have jumped into the race for Atletico Madrid for midfielder Saul Niguez. Mundo Deportivo says Chelsea have made an approach to Atletico Madrid for Saul. The Spanish international was previously a target for Manchester United, but it seems the Blues are looking to swoop in ahead of their Premier League rivals. Chelsea have already been in touch with Atleti over the prospect of signing the 26-year-old, who is valued at around €80million. Saul was linked with Bayern Munich last week, which forced the German giants to deny the claims.”
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Chelsea will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Atletico to the negotiating table. The Blues have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Atletico Madrid are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive a massive offer for him.
Saul Niguez ideal fit for Chelsea?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Chelsea.
Saul Niguez has all the skillset required to be a success story at Chelsea. Therefore, it makes sense for Tuchel to step up his attempts to bring the Spain midfielder to Premier League side.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Chelsea.
It will be interesting to see if Chelsea can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.