Monaco in negotiations for Chelsea’s Malang Sarr on loan-to-buy deal

According to Santi Aouna Monaco are targeting Chelsea defender Malang Sarr (23) on a potential loan-to-buy deal, with the club in negotiations with the Premier League side and a deal reportedly looking promising. Premier League Fulham have also made an offer for the former OGC Nice defender. Fabrizio Romano reported that Ligue 1 is the favoured destination for the player despite receiving a proposal from the Premier League. 

The former France U21 international could be set for a return to Ligue 1, having played 119 matches for OGC Nice just down the coast, scoring three goals and providing three assists in what was Sarr’s breakthrough years in European football from 2016 to 2020. 

The Nice-born centre-back  joined Chelsea in 2020 and has made 21 appearances since then for the Blues. Sarr then spent last season out on loan to Liga Portugal side FC Porto, where he made 18 appearances. This included stints in the Champions League where the defender played in both a 2-0 and 3-0 win over Marseille, as well as keeping a clean sheet against eventual semi-finalists Manchester City in a 0-0 draw. 



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