Chelsea curiosity in Ñíguez might rely with Roma transfer for Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea move for Saúl Ñíguez contingent on Roma moving for Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea chase Saul

Chelsea stay on the hunt for a fourth midfielder to enhance their central core earlier than the switch window slams shut, and the Blues look set to push for Atlético Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez.

At present, Thomas Tuchel can solely depend on a triumvirate of midfielders comprised of N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, and Mateo Kovačić. As reported by Goal’s
Nizaar Kinsella, a deal for Ñíguez could be a mortgage transfer that would come with an possibility to purchase, regarded as within the area of £34-£40million.

Regardless of the important thing midfield pair of Kanté and Jorginho remaining everpresent for Tuchel, added depth in high quality within the middle of the park could be one other feather the Chelsea cap in a summer season the place the remit is obvious; to win the Premier League.

Outgoings key to strike a deal; Roma curiosity in Ruben Loftus-Cheek affords a well timed enhance

However regardless of Chelsea trying to assemble a first-team squad beneath Tuchel that may pry the Premier League away from the clutches of Manchester Metropolis, there was solely a lot motion the Blues can perpetrate earlier than their bloated squad turned a problem.

As of now, Chelsea has despatched six gamers out on mortgage, permitting three gamers to maneuver on after their contracts expired, all whereas promoting Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Davide Zappacosta, Victor Moses, and Olivier Giroud. It has been a clear-out of epic proportions, and nonetheless extra names will hopefully transfer on this summer season to permit the Blues an opportunity to strike late offers for each Ñíguez, in addition to Sevilla center-back Jules Kounde.

Chelsea move for Saúl Ñíguez contingent on Roma moving for Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea’s English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek (L) vies with Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (R) throughout the pre-season pleasant soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at The Emirates Sadium in north London on August 1, 2021. – RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, knowledge, fixture lists, membership/league logos or ‘dwell’ companies. On-line in-match use restricted to 75 photographs, no video emulation. No use in betting, video games or single membership/league/participant publications. (Picture by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, knowledge, fixture lists, membership/league logos or ‘dwell’ companies. On-line in-match use restricted to 75 photographs, no video emulation. No use in betting, video games or single membership/league/participant publications. / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, knowledge, fixture lists, membership/league logos or ‘dwell’ companies. On-line in-match use restricted to 75 photographs, no video emulation. No use in betting, video games or single membership/league/participant publications. (Picture by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP through Getty Photos)

Former boss José Mourinho could maintain the important thing to open the door for Ñíguez, with the AS Roma boss sounding out a possible transfer for England worldwide Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Loftus-Cheek, who had two separate mortgage spells at Crystal Palace and Fulham, is considered as surplus to necessities at Stamford Bridge and, with Roma already bringing in Tammy Abraham this summer season, might discover worth out there for a flexible midfielder which might play a much bigger function on the Stadio Olimpico.

Ought to a deal be agreed on, Chelsea would web a pure £16million revenue from the sale of the academy graduate.

Learn extra:

Thomas Tuchel hints Loftus-Cheek will likely be handed likelihood to impress again at Chelsea: ‘He jogs my memory of Ballack’


This text was edited by
Ben Browning.

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