The Spanish midfielder was offered to the top clubs in the Premier League before the transfer window closes and could be of interest to Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea have been offered Atletico Madrid midfielder Sol Niguez with Thomas Tuchel considering another new addition this summer.
The 26-year-old could be available on a temporary deal for a hefty loan fee, with this option being more beneficial to the Blues than a permanent transfer.
Atleti have a good relationship with Chelsea and are looking to free up some space in their wage bill To help fund the transfer of Hertha Berlin star Matthews Cunha.
What is Saul’s situation in Atletico?
Saul faced a difficult 2020-21 season under Diego Simeone despite Atleti’s victory in La Liga, as the Spaniard lost his starting place at the Wanda Metropolitano.
He has become increasingly redundant at FC Madrid and his clients have been targeting a move to one of England’s top clubs this summer.
Saul earns €7m (£6m/$8m) a year at Atleti, and that wages will have to be covered in full by the loan club.
The 26-year-old has a release clause of €150m (£128m/$176m), although Chelsea could negotiate a deeply discounted option to buy around €45m (£38m/$53m). ), if they advance a loan move.
Will Chelsea complete the transfer of Saul on loan?
Chelsea can go ahead with a loan move for Saul, despite their need to offload more players to the first-team sidelines, with Tuchel not being overly concerned about the size of his squad.
Indeed, many of those out on loan last season are still in place at Stamford Bridge at the start of the 2021-22 season, although there is confidence that moves can be arranged and will be arranged before the transfer window closes.
The likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ethan Ampadu trained with the first team, but it now looks like he could move on again.
Meanwhile, Timoy Bakayoko, Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater were training in a separate group and using the academy building at Cobham Training Center.
In Bakayoko’s case, a loan move with an option to buy is being discussed with AC Milan but others have found their options limited.
Chelsea are also in talks over the contract with Trevoh Chalobah, who impressed him during pre-season and at the start of the new campaign, while Ike Ogbo was undergoing treatment in Genk on August 24 despite belated interest from Marseille.
The Premier League team will earn €3.5 million from the transfer and another €2 million if the Belgian team qualify for the Champions League group stages.
As for the other arrivals, Chelsea are considering a move to Sevilla defender Jules Conde But it could be up to Kurt Zouma’s future which attracts West Ham’s interest.