Saúl Ñíguez has wanted to leave Atlético Madrid since before the start of the summer transfer window.
Chelsea have been pushed forward as a candidate and reports from England have stated the Blues want to take the midfielder on loan with a buying option. AS have relayed these claims and state ‘there is nothing firm’ so far.
The La Liga winners think of Paris Saint-Germain’s Pablo Sarabia, if the 26-year-old ends up leaving the club.
AS claim the Spain international’s representative met Los Rojiblancos last Friday to ‘see the different possibilities’. It’s claimed a loan deal was proposed last week, with ‘Chelsea as the only destination’.
Diego Simeone’s side are ‘willing to let him go’, but they need to bring in a new player, not in the midfield or in the defence, but in the attack, to let Saúl make a move elsewhere.
The feeling within the Wanda Metropolitano is that Saúl will continue where he is, while the west London club believe he can join them on a loan deal.
AS’ title states ‘suspense until the end’, suggesting they are unclear as to what will happen with his future.
Earlier today, Sport Witness reported Chelsea only have a slim chance to sign Saúl since he’s most likely to continue at Atlético.