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Chelsea defender on his way to Monaco

Chelsea defender on his way to Monaco

Malang Sarr news

Sarr set for Monaco switch
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Chelsea defender Malang Sarr is reportedly on the verge of joining Monaco on loan with an obligation to buy.

The centre-back struggled during his debut league campaign with the Blues last term, and the club are now set to offload him.

Sarr was initially linked with London rivals Fulham, but he has now decided to make the switch to the French Ligue 1 with Monaco.

The Frenchman was a key player for Nice in the French top-flight. He has opted to return to familiar surroundings in the south coast.

The loan deal will include a buy obligation (€15m), but that will only become active if Sarr appears in 75 per cent of Monaco's games this term.

Otherwise, Monaco can send him back to west London. Sarr will be hoping that he can make a big impact at the Principality outfit.

Aside from Sarr, Timo Werner is also on the verge of leaving Chelsea. He is set to rejoin Leipzig for an initial fee of around €20 million.