Chelsea agree free transfer for Atletico Madrid's Tiago as Jose Mourinho eyes reunion with Portuguese midfielder

By 05:07 Wed, 28 May 2014 Comments


Tiago is out of

contract and will

leave the Spanish champions

Mourinho thinks midfielder

can help Diego Costa can

settle on

Diego Simeone believes 19-

year-old Saul Niguez can

take Tiago's place

Tiago worked under

Mourinho during his first

spell at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have agreed a surprise

deal to bring back Portuguese

midfielder Tiago.

The 33-year-old has starred for

Atletico Madrid in this past season,

culminating in the Spanish league

title and defeat in the Champions

League final to Real Madrid, yet he

is out of contract.

Jose Mourinho has already lined up

a £38m deal with his club mate

Diego Costa but Tiago's pending

signature will no doubt help Costa

settle in to life at Chelsea.

Atletico are poised to promote Saul

Niguez to Tiago's position, a 19-

year-old who has been on loan at

Rayo Vallecano and who was

wanted by Everton, Arsenal and

Liverpool.

Mourinho is looking to add at least

three more players to his side with

another striker and two defenders

key.

They have made enquiries for left-

back Filipe Luis at Atletico, made a

late check on Luke Shaw's pending

transfer to Manchester United and

asked about Sevilla's Alberto

Moreno who is wanted by

Liverpool.


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