Report: Club may want to raid Chelsea yet again to take Lampard signing
Italian club AC Milan are being linked with a potential swoop to try sign Chelsea player Malang Sarr.
Milan, who previously signed Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea, could reportedly be in the market yet again to raid Stamford Bridge.
According to Tuttosport, Milan may be forced into action after an injury to their key defender Simon Kjaer.
The report mentions Chelsea’s centre-back Sarr as someone the Serie A giants could turn their attention towards, especially as they’ve had recent transfer dealings with the Premier League side.
Sarr, who was signed by Chelsea in 2020 when Frank Lampard was still in charge, is a fringe member of the current Blues squad.
The young centre-half has made four appearances this season under manager Thomas Tuchel. However, he looks quite far down the defensive pecking order.
Chelsea shouldn’t sell Sarr just yet
Sarr, 22, may need to be retained until the summer at least.
He’s clearly still a developing player that needs time to reach the top level, albeit he’s not been out of his depth when used this season.
If he exits, Chelsea boss Tuchel may be left in a horrible situation in his backline next year.
Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah are the only first-team centre-backs currently on Chelsea’s books whose contracts don’t expire at the end of the season. Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger are all out of contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the campaign as it stands. For example, Real Madrid are linked with a swoop for Rudiger on a free transfer.
Of course, there is time for the senior centre-backs to extend their deals beyond next summer. It might be sensible for Tuchel to keep a defender in Sarr that he knows and is working with on a day-to-day basis, though, because otherwise he may be left with a real mess.
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