Chelsea fans are delighted to hear that there has been a breakthrough in the Saul Niguez talks, with the club actively working on getting the deal done before the 11pm deadline.
The 26-year-old has been the main midfielder target being pursued by Thomas Tuchel as the German aims to add sufficient backup to Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, and the injury-prone Ngolo Kante.
It had seemed likely that a deal would not go through before the August 31 deadline, with reports coming out that Atletico were struggling to source a replacement.
Coupled with this, the Blues’ demand for an option to buy instead of an obligation to do so had put a halt to any talks that were going on between the two clubs.
However, this has all been resolved as Marina Granvoskaia and co. face a race against time to conclude the potential loan deal for the La Liga midfielder.
Here is how a selection of Chelsea fans reacted to the latest developments.
@CFCPrix tweeted: ‘SAUL IS PUSHINGGGGGGGG.’
@PayneCFC like many other supporters is delighted to hear this news: ‘YESS PLEASE.
‘Forget Kounde focus on Saul. we really need him.’
@therealbluefan has stated: ‘Mighty chelsea are back.’
@surennn11 isn’t surprised with this development: ‘Never ever doubt our pull power.’
@CfcMount4 has demanded more after this Saul news: ‘Koundee we want Koundeeee hope we get Saul but we also want Koundee.’
@Emenalo similarly put: ‘And now active Koundé’s clause late on and leave Monchi scrambling.’
Finally, @C10410511611497 tweeted: ‘He wants to join. They can’t find replacement. Just take Barkley instead. Simple. Deal done.’