Chelsea are reportedly unlikely to change their mind regarding a permanent deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.
The Blues pulled off somewhat of a coup during the summer as they secured the services of the Spain international on a season-long loan deal.
The 27-year-old has failed to make a sustained impact, head coach Thomas Tuchel providing the player with just seven starts and five substitute appearances in all competitions.
Saul’s best performance of his Stamford Bridge stint came on Wednesday night as Chelsea recorded a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup.
Nevertheless, according to The Express, club officials have no intention of activating the £30m option which is available to them at the end of 2021-22.
The report suggests that the West Londoners already have other targets in mind, while Conor Gallagher will be back from his own loan period at Crystal Palace.