Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has determined not to maneuver to Chelsea on this switch window after not being assured of standard taking part in time by Thomas Tuchel.
The 26-year-old has acquired permission from Atletico to search out one other membership this summer time and was keen to ship him to the membership he selected in the event that they had agreed phrases with them.
90min revealed on Thursday that Chelsea had reached an settlement with La Liga’s champions, and that solely a clause concerning a doable future switch was the one factor left to iron out.
However, the transfer has hit the rocks after Saul was not assured that he can be constantly at Stamford Bridge.
He had additionally attracted curiosity from Man Utd, however a transfer there now additionally appears to be like unlikely after they reached an settlement with Juventus to jot down about Cristiano Ronaldo.
Liverpool had been linked with a transfer for the midfielder earlier within the window as a possible substitute for Georginio Wijnaldum, however there was no transfer from them lately.
Despite being shopped in giant elements of this window, Saul now appears to be like set to remain at Wanda Metropolitano and combat for his place beneath Diego Simeone as Atletico proceed their title protection.
Chelsea may flip their consideration to Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. They examined a contract as lately as final week and may even mortgage him again to the Ligue 1 workforce for the remainder of the 2021/22 season.
The Blues are nonetheless attempting to unlock area in Tuchel’s workforce, however have managed to promote Davide Zappacosta and mortgage out Baba Rahman within the final week. Tiemoue Bakyoko is near rejoining AC Milan on mortgage, whereas Chelsea are nonetheless in search of a suitor for Ross Barkley.