The Spain International has no plans to cut short his loan stay at Chelsea, despite struggling for minutes since joining in the summer.
Saul was replaced at half-time during a disappointing debut against Aston Villa in September and one two-minute cameo in the Premier League.
His only starts since then have come in the Carabao Cup, with Saul seemingly down in the pecking order behind the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley – something even the most optimistic of Chelsea fan would hardly have seen coming when he signed.
Saul’s future has been the subject of a handful of reports on Monday. The Sun describe him as ‘frustrated’ and paint the situation as a problem for Thomas Tuchel.
"This is not quite what Saul was expecting. He is not stupid and doesn’t think he should play in every game, he knows it might take time to get used to English football. But when he hardly plays in the Premier League, how can he adapt? He has come from a big club and has played in big games before. He wants to show he can handle it.
“He is not angry, he is happy in London, as is his girlfriend. They are determined to see out the move. But he would like the chance to play a bit more. Being on the bench so much has come as quite a surprise.” A Spanish source told The Sun.
Despite his struggles, The Telegraph report that Saul is not considering a January exit. Having been left out of Luis Enrique’s Spain squad, Saul will ‘work intensively’ with Tuchel during the international break with the club still confident he will come good.
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