Chelsea have finally struck a deal to sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid and the player is now heading to London to complete the move. The Spaniard has been on the club’s radar for several weeks now and still the prospect of a potential loan has refused to go away, right up until tonight’s transfer deadline.
Manchester United were also in the frame but the Red Devils instead opted to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, which has spelt the end of their summer spending.
That put Chelsea in pole position to sign Saul, who was also discussed as part of a potential swap deal involving Barcelona and Antoine Griezmann.
Saul is a player who has been linked with a move to the Premier League countless times and Liverpool seemed a likely destination for the midfielder earlier in the window, following the departure of Gini Wijnaldum.
Now Fabrizio Romano has confirmed Saul is on his way to Chelsea after the European champions struck a deal with Atletico Madrid.
The Blues will pay a loan fee of £4.3million and personal terms have already been agreed between the club and the player.
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