Chelsea sign Atletico Madrid star on Deadline Day

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Romelu Lukaku was the only major signing during the current transfer window, but the Blues have managed to add the LaLiga-winning midfielder to their squad.

The 26-year-old will join the UEFA Champions League holders on loan for the 2021/22 season with an option to make the move permanent.

"I am very excited to start this new challenge with Chelsea. Blues fans, I am one of you now and I can’t wait to wear the shirt, start training and see all of you. See you soon!," the midfielder told the club's official website.

Niguez has been with Atletico since 2014 and has gone on to make 340 appearances while winning a number of titles, including two Europa League titles and last season LaLiga crown.

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Pol Lirola – Fiorentina to Olympique Marseille
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