Chelsea enter race for Saul Niguez switch as Blues plot ‘late mortgage’ bid

Thomas Tuchel has N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic as central midfield choices for this season, assuming Mason Mount performs as a ten, and the German boss is eager on bringing in a fourth for canopy

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Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are contemplating dipping again into the switch market to usher in Atletico Madrid’s wantaway midfielder Saul Niguez on mortgage.

The Blues have began their 2021/22 marketing campaign in spectacular type, beating Crystal Palace 3-0 on the opening weekend of the season earlier than cruising to a 2-0 victory over Arsenal final Sunday.

Romelu Lukaku made his second Chelsea debut in opposition to the Gunners after signing for £97.5million from Inter Milan, and he marked the event with a aim within the fifteenth minute.

Reece James then made it two within the thirty fifth minute to spherical off a high quality efficiency from the facet, although their opposition hardly put up a battle as Mikel Arteta’s facet crumbled beneath the strain.

Saul Niguez has loved loads of success at Atletico


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However, regardless of how assured Tuchel’s facet appeared, the German boss is eager to bolster his ranks regardless of the 30 th of August, the final day of the switch window, creeping nearer.

In line with the Daily Telegraph, the Blues are desirous about signing Spain worldwide Saul on mortgage.

The 26-year-old midfielder has made 229 La Liga appearances for Atletico Madrid since coming via the academy and making his first-team debut in 2012.

Saul has received the La Liga, the Copa del Rey, Europa League twice, Supercopa de Espana and the UEFA Tremendous Membership with the Colchoneros, however loads of rumours have circulated this summer time that the no.8 desires to go away.

Saul was anticipated to go away Atletico Madrid earlier within the switch window


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Saul has performed 90 minutes in each of Atletico’s opening video games of the season, however that hasn’t deterred Tuchel.

The previous PSG boss has loaned out promising teenager Billy Gilmour to Norwich Metropolis and is anticipated to let Tiemoue Bakayako, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley go away within the upcoming week. The futures of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ethan Ampadu are unknown.

Due to this fact, bringing in one other midfielder on mortgage or completely might be seen as a necessity.

In line with the Daily Mail, if Chelsea had been eager on bringing Saul to Stamford Bridge completely then a suggestion within the area of £40m ought to be sufficient to steer Atletico to let him go away.

Nonetheless, proprietor Roman Abramovich could also be beneath instruction to make use of the cash to usher in a central defender, particularly with present defenders Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta each within the remaining 12 months of their contracts.

Tuchel is eager on bringing one other La Liga expertise to London, this time within the type of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, who made one look at Euro 2020.

Chelsea are eager to signal Kounde earlier than the switch window closes


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The France worldwide impressed within the earlier marketing campaign, making 34 appearances and enjoying centrally and in addition as a right-back when required. He’s valued at £68m.

The 22-year-old’s important price ticket has not put Chelsea off of his signature, but it surely does imply that they might want to offload a few of their fringe gamers to have the ability to afford him.

Italian Davide Zappacosta is becoming a member of Atlanta for £8m, ahead Ike Ugbo is becoming a member of Ugbo is transferring to Gent for £5m, however, clearly, that’s not sufficient.

The Blues want to promote Kurt Zouma to West Ham earlier than the 30 th for £25m, nonetheless, it’s uncertain whether or not the Frenchman will agree on private phrases with the Hammers in favour of preventing for his place at Stamford Bridge.

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