“Medical tests completed” – Fabrizio Romano confirms loan exit of another Chelsea star
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Chelsea defender Malang Sarr is on the verge of joining Ligue 1 side Monaco . The Italian journalist stated that the 23-year-old has completed a medical at the French club and will join on loan.
The two clubs are preparing documents which could include a mandatory clause of €15 million to make the deal permanent. Sarr made 119 appearances for Nice across four seasons before joining the Blues in 2020 on a free transfer.
He was immediately shipped out on-loan to Porto before making his Chelsea debut last season. The former France U21 international was ultimately disappointing across the campaign.
He only made 21 appearances, with just eight of them coming in the Premier League. Sarr is set to become the third centre-back to leave the west London club this summer.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have also departed on free transfers. So far, Thomas Tuchel’s side have only brought in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli as a recognized centre-back. They will surely need more ahead of a long season.