Report: 23-year-old now expected to join Alonso and Ziyech and leave Chelsea this summer as clear-out starts

Reports suggest that Malang Sarr is expected to leave Chelsea before the transfer window closes.

According to The Athletic, the Frenchman would be joining Marcos Alonso and Hakim Ziyech in leaving the club, as they begin to free up wages to help them continue to sign new players.

The Blues have been busy in this transfer window so far, signing first team stars Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella in an attempt to try and build towards bridging the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City this summer.

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The new owners have also invested into the future, making the signings of Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina from Aston Villa and Chicago Fire respectively.

The midfielder is already touted by Thomas Tuchel as having the potential to make an impact on the first team this season, meanwhile Slonina will continue with his prior club until the MLS season is over.

Sarr expected to leave Chelsea

They are now looking to sort out moving some of their current crop on, with The Athletic claiming Sarr is the latest name the club are expecting to leave.

Reports from France had claimed that Monaco had agreed a deal to sign the 23-year-old on loan, with an option to buy at the end of his tenure.

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Despite two defensive options leaving in the summer, and the Blues originally struggling to replace them in a heated market, Sarr has failed to do enough in his time at Stamford Bridge to convince the manager that he is the one to fill that role, despite being left-footed and the club looking for that in a potential signing.

Marcos Alonso is also set to leave the club soon, with Barcelona keen to at least sign one Spanish defender from the Blues this summer.

Hakim Ziyech is also heavily rumoured to be leaving, with AC Milan strongly pushing to secure a deal.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.