Chelsea star Malang Sarr wanted by Monaco on season-long loan transfer with Fulham also interested in defender | The Sun

CHELSEA defender Malang Sarr is wanted by Monaco and Fulham, according to reports.

A possible season-long loan deal with an option to buy is being discussed with Sarr preferring a move back to his native France, claims Fabrizio Romano.

Monaco are therefore the favourites to sign the 23-year-old.

They finished 3rd in Ligue 1 last year and can therefore offer him Champions League football.

Fulham reportedly submitted a bid for Sarr with boss Marco Silva a big admirer of the Frenchman but they could be snubbed by him.

Sarr, who is predominately a centre-back but can also fill in at left-back, has played for Chelsea 21 times.

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He signed for the Blues in 2020 from Nice and immediately joined Porto on loan.

Most of his appearances for Chelsea have come in cup competitions as he was restricted to just a back-up role last season.

Keen to gain some first-team minutes he is set to go out on loan again with his chances in West London blocked.

Manager Thomas Tuchel has already signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and remains keen on adding more central defenders to his squad with RB Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol linked.

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Chelsea are keen to add more defensive reinforcements to their side and rumours suggest they are in for the likes of Marc Cucurella, Kyle Walker-Peters and Denzel Dumfries.

As for Fulham, with them reportedly facing a tough task to sign Sarr they may have to their attention to alternatives.

Speculation has claimed that they want to bring Eric Bailly of Manchester United or Liverpool's Nat Phillips to Craven Cottage.

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