Now, according to , he is set to return to the Wanda Metropolitano despite Chelsea retaining an option to buy come the conclusion of his loan.
As per , Saul has been offered to Chelsea on loan with an option to buy set at in between £34 million and £40 million.
Even last season, he averaged more tackles per 90 minutes 2.
Chelsea had thought a deal for Saul improbable but there is now confidence that a transfer can be concluded, probably on loan.
He helped the club win a La Liga title, a Copa del Rey, and a Europa League title during his time there.
Chelsea are in talks with defender Antonio Rudiger's representatives over a new contract.