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

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
Mourinho is looking to add at least
three more players to his side with
another striker and two defenders
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

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