Report: Club now agree to sign 23-year-old Chelsea player on loan, can buy him for £10m

Monaco have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Chelsea defender Malang Sarr.

According to L’Equipe, French side Monaco have agreed to take the 23-year-old centre-back on loan.

The report claims that the Ligue 1 side will pay around €750,000 (£627,000) for his loan package this season. Also, there’s the option to buy him for €12million (£10million).

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Sarr, who was a useful option in the Chelsea squad last year, made 21 appearances across all competitions last season.

However, the left-footed centre-half couldn’t nail down a regular spot in the XI and is now set to get more regular first-team minutes elsewhere.

The ex-Nice man will be returning to a division in Ligue 1 that he’s very familiar with.

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Monaco to sign Malang Sarr

It looks like Monaco are on the verge of signing French defender Sarr.

He was a surprise inclusion in Thomas Tuchel’s Blues squad during the last campaign, but it makes sense for him to move on this year.

There’s quite a lot to like about his game with his speed, strength and aggression at the back. He can definitely still be a little rash and is guilty of being caught out at the top level, though.

Monaco could be a perfect destination for the raw youngster to continue his development.

TalkSPORT’s Darren Bent previously admitted he’s not convinced with Sarr as a defender. This is an assessment that a large chunk of the Chelsea fanbase agree with, too.

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