Chelsea completed midfielder Saul Niguez’s signing in the last stages of the summer transfer market.
The Blues took the Spaniard on a loan deal from Atletico Madrid, with an option to make the player’s stay permanent at the end of this term.
He has been on the field for 146 minutes, which came from three games for the west London club.
The 26-year-old star is yet to make an appearance in the PL since featuring in his side’s win against Aston Villa on September 11th.
Saul left the La Liga champions in order to try a fresh experience, but things haven’t gone as expected with Chelsea.
That is according to the Spanish daily newspaper La Razon, who also states that the current situation would make it difficult for the UEFA Champions League winners to exercise the purchase option set at €40 million.
This is not the only reason, as the report goes on to say that Thomas Tuchel’s side want to land Marcelo Brozovic. The Croatian’s current deal runs down in 2022 and he is in talks with Inter Milan regarding a renewal.
For now, everything indicates Niguez will return to Los Rojiblnacos since Chelsea have no intention of signing him outright.