Atletico Madrid will enable midfielder Saul Niguez to resolve his subsequent vacation spot as each Chelsea and Manchester United vie for his signature.
Saul has been instructed that he’s free to depart the membership this summer season and had initially been eager to affix Barcelona, however talks over a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann broke down and allowed suitors from the Premier League to step in.
Atleti’s hopes of a everlasting switch quickly light and a mortgage transfer is now the likeliest end result for Saul, whose representatives have spoken at size with each Chelsea and United in latest days over a doable transfer.
As famous by Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have now lodged an official bid to signal Saul on mortgage with an possibility to purchase, whereas United have additionally stepped up their curiosity up to now 24 hours.
So far as Atletico are involved, sources have confirmed to 90min that Saul can be given the ultimate say on his future, and Los Rojiblancos are ready to do enterprise with whichever crew can persuade Saul to affix.
The 26-year-old is eager on a transfer to the Premier League and is now taking time to resolve which membership to affix, with the supply of normal enjoying time understood to be a decisive issue.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is eager to discover a fourth midfielder to make use of in his common rotation alongside N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho, and the chance to signal Saul on mortgage is one which the board at Stamford Bridge have deemed too good to move up.
The Blues additionally stay interested by Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde and are hopeful that an settlement might be reached quickly – a course of which might be aided by the potential departure of Kurt Zouma to West Ham United.
Chelsea will proceed to attempt to persuade Saul to go to Stamford Bridge, however United are anticipated to comply with up on their curiosity and drive the midfielder into a choice.