Chelsea have agreed to pay a €5m (£4.3m) loan fee for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The reliable Italian journalist also claims agreement over personal terms with the Spanish international have been reached and the player is expected to be in London shortly:
Final details and the deal will be announced. Difficult deal but finally set to be completed. pic.twitter.com/3Jq5e3JwXE
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2021
Niguez has been pursued by a number of teams over the course of the summer, with Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool having all been linked at different times.
However, Chelsea were believed to be the only club to have put an official bid on the table. This morning, though, a deal seemingly looked dead after it emerged Atletico still hadn’t found a replacement.
There was also some disagreement over whether the loan would include an option or obligation to buy, but it seems that the differences between the two parties have now been resolved.
If Niguez passes the medical and the paperwork is filed on time ahead of the 11 pm transfer deadline, the 26-year-old should become a Chelsea player. You can find more about the midfielder by reading our ‘5 Things To Know’ article here.