Spanish midfielder Saúl Ñiguez is prepared to stay with Chelsea for the duration of his loan period, even if her sees very little first-team action at Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish international joined the Champions League winners on a season-long loan on deadline day from Atlético Madrid, but so far, the move has not worked out in a way that satisfies any of the parties involved, and he has only played a few minutes of first-team football. Looking way of the pace in his only Premier League appearance against Aston Villa,
However, despite suggestions that Chelsea are ready to send him back to Atlético in January, that has been refuted and instead he will use the international break to work on hs fitness to try and convince manager Thomas Tuchel that he is worth persevering with, at least until the end of the season.
Even if he returned to Spain, competition rules state that he could not be loaned out to another club this season.
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