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.
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!