Chelsea losing race to snap up Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez
The 20-time English champions are supposedly in the strongest position to win the transfer race for the signing of the midfielder, who could surely be a useful addition.
In spite of not being as much of a regular for Los Rojiblancos in recent times, he has had a great career in Madrid and could surely contribute a great deal to other elite sides around Europe.
The Blues had also been linked strongly with him by the Telegraph, but it now looks like a transfer to Old Trafford is more likely for Niguez.
Chelsea central defender poised to sign for London rivals
However, while the 26-year-old is open to joining the Irons, the player could price himself out a transfer to the London Stadium.
It is understood that the Frenchman wants a deal worth £125,000 per week, which would make the former Saint-Etienne talent the highest-earning player in David Moyes’ roster.
The Mirror adds that the player’s wage demands could be a “stumbling block” as a £26 million sum has already been agreed between the clubs.
Chelsea still trying to clinch eye-catching transfer of Jules Kounde
Chelsea reportedly continue to negotiate a summer deal for the La Liga club Sevilla’s France international defender Jules Kounde, according to the latest reports.
The Blues are believed to be hopeful of getting a deal done for the player, but it could mean paying up a structured package worth approximately £90m in total, according to 90min.
He has impressed in his time in the Spanish top-flight, looking like one of the finest young centre-halves in Europe and like a player who would shine for almost any elite club.
The west Londoners have had a fine summer transfer market with their move for the Belgium centre-forward Romelu Lukaku, and adding a high-class defensive player would be another shrewd piece of business if possible.