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prize catch Saul Niguez linked with two Premier League clubs as deadline day approaches

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Spain’s Saul Niguez is reportedly wanted by Premier League clubs (Mike Egerton/PA)

Spain’s Saul Niguez is reportedly wanted by Premier League clubs (Mike Egerton/PA)

Spain’s Saul Niguez is reportedly wanted by Premier League clubs (Mike Egerton/PA)

Saul Niguez has been linked with a move to England's Premier League throughout this summer and now it has emerged the Spaniard may be allowed to leave Atletico Madrid on a loan deal.

Liverpool were linked with a move for Niguez last month, but Chelsea are now being strongly linked with a loan move for the 26-year-old, who has been made available by Atletico Madrid.

Sky Sports are among those reporting that Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Niguez on a loan deal, with the option to sign Niguez on a temporary deal making the prospect of a move more likely.

Chelsea may have competition in the race to sign Niguez, with Manchester United also being linked with a move for the Spanish international.

Despite their reported interest in Niguez, sundayworld.com have been told that Chelsea's chief transfer target in the final week of the transfer window is Sevilla's French centre-back Jules Koundé, who is reported to have agreed terms on a move to Stamford Bridge despite the two club's failing to agree a fee.

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Kurt Zouma/ Jules Kounde (Nick Potts/ PA Wire via DPA)

Kurt Zouma/ Jules Kounde (Nick Potts/ PA Wire via DPA)

Kurt Zouma/ Jules Kounde (Nick Potts/ PA Wire via DPA)

That move could depend on Chelsea off-loading defender Kurt Zouma to West Ham, with talks over that transfer at an advanced stage.

There have been suggestions that Zouma is not keen to swap Chelsea for West Ham, with talks over a contract for the centre-back ongoing.

Tiemoue Bakayoko is close to leaving Chelsea for AC Milan and midfielders Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater are also surplus to requirements at Chelsea.

Yet the club are keen to ensure their summer spending is controlled, with their £100million they have recouped from player sales so far helping to fund the £97.5million signing of striker Romelu Lukaku.

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