Manchester United might just be closing in on the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saúl Niguez.
It emerged this morning via the Telegraph that Chelsea were considering making a loan offer for Saúl, who wants away from the Spanish capital ahead of the transfer deadline, which is in just seven days.
Though, the Blues are not able to make a move until they have cleared out some of the dead wood in their squad, particularly in the midfield position.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are pushing hard for a late deal, with Diario AS reporting they are ahead in the chase to land Saúl this summer.
The report also claims that a Saúl transfer is now ‘imminent’, an update that will excite United fans.
Atletico’s preferred option was to sell the midfielder this summer, but amid a lack of offers, they are now understood to be open to a loan, as long as a club can cover his wages.
If there is more than one offer on the table, Saúl is likely to choose the club who can offer him the most game time.