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Chelsea begins talks for Athletico madrid Midfielder



Chelsea begins talks for Athletico madrid Midfielder 1 Sportelo
Saul niguez on the move (photo by Getty images)

Chelsea fc have reportedly begun negotiations to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Saul.

The Spaniard is set to leave the La Liga giants and champions this summer after lacking of playing time in the 2020-21 season.

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According to Mundo Deportivo, Saul is the subject of transfer interest from many of Europe’s top clubs including Chelsea, PSG and Bayern Munich.

However, the report states that the Blues have pulled ahead in the race for the Spaniard’s signature and have inquired about the midfielder’s availability this summer.

Saul’s contract at Atletico Madrid runs until 2026, but the Rojiblancos would be open to selling him for a suitable price this summer. The midfielder has a reported release clause of €150 million.

Saul is reputed as one of the best central midfielders in the world. The Spaniard’s versatility and technical abilities have made him a lynchpin in Atletico Madrid’s midfield since 2014.

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If Chelsea do manage to pull off a move for Saul, it would be a huge statement by the Blues.

However, Atletico Madrid hold all the cards at the moment and it remains to be seen whether the Spanish outfit will decide to part ways with their midfielder this summer.