Spanish football gossip show El Chiringuito yesterday carried claims that Manchester City are interested in Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez.

The tweet from the show, featured below, claims that the English club are willing to pay his €150m release clause to bring him to the Premier League.

If this is true, it’s imperative that Chelsea do not let this happen – not without a fight anyway.

Saul is a top player, and if he’s willing to leave Atleti (which seems unlikely right now),

we need to ensure we’re at the front of the queue for him.

Bringing all the technical ability of Mateo Kovacic, but with an added dimension of dynamism and goals from the middle, he would be the perfect man to balance the N’Golo Kante – Jorginho midfield.

Although given we stole Maurizio Sarri favourite Jorginho from under the noses of City last summer, it seems unlikely they’d let it happen again.

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