Chelsea Submit An Enquiry For La Liga-Winning Midfielder Seen As Rice Alternative

Chelsea have submitted an enquiry about Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez according to Fabrizio Romano, a very reliable source.

The journalist claims that the Blues want to improve their midfield and are considering a number of options, including Saul and Declan Rice.

Also, The Times adds that the La Liga winners’ asking price for the 26-year-old is €70 million (£60m).

Saul Niguez is a ‘jack of all trades’ midfielder, capable of both creating chances for his teammates and destroying the opposition’s attacks.

In Atletico’s title-winning side, Niguez is primarily used as a holding midfielder due to his tenacity: the Spaniard averages 2.84 tackles per 90 minutes.

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The 26-year-old is also extremely good in the air, winning 2.67 aerial duels per 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, Saul has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for a few years now. This summer, the 26-year-old is said to be willing to leave Atletico as he wants a new challenge giving the Blues the chance to snap him up!

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