Chelsea in talks to sign Sarr on free transfer to loan France Under-21 international

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The young defender could be the Stamford Bridge club’s sixth signing of the season at the end of this week

Chelsea are in talks on a free transfer for France under-21 international Malang Sarr, who left Nice this summer and is evaluating offers from a multitude of clubs.The deal is said to be to send Sarr on loan, but it is understood that no decision has been made with a host of Bundesliga and Serie A clubs, including Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke, offering good terms.

Discussions with Sarr’s representatives mean Chelsea are now lining up what could be their sixth signing of the summer, having already made deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner at a combined cost of £ 91million ($ 114million ).

The Blues are moving closer to three more transfers with a breakthrough having been made in talks for Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz after an offer of £ 72million ($ 95million), with another (£ 18million (24million). million) linked to the team’s performance add-ons, hit the asking price of £ 90million ($ 118million).

Leicester’s Ben Chilwell received a clear fit after his heel was checked at a London clinic ahead of a £ 50million ($ 66million) move to Stamford Bridge, which is expected to be completed this week.

After playing in Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich, Thiago Silva is now free to choose his next club and the Blues seem ready to add him to their squad for a contract. one year with an option for an additional year.

The Blues’ remarkable summer spending spree is expected to see them paying around £ 220million (£ 289million) for the newcomers despite two possible free transfers.

The spend was made possible by West Londoners who served a transfer ban last summer and haven’t spent in a year, as well as Eden Hazard’s sales to Real Madrid for £ 88million ($ 115 million), plus add-ons, and Alvaro Morata at Atletico Madrid for £ 58 million ($ 75 million).

AC Milan are moving forward with their approach to signing Tiemoue Bakayoko’s loan, but discussions continue on whether to include an option or obligation to buy.

Chelsea are keen to raise additional funds and could sell off several first-team stars with uncertainty surrounding the future of their four center-backs.

Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger did not open talks on new contracts after their deals had less than two years to run.

Meanwhile, Rennes made a loan offer for Fikayo Tomori, which is attracting interest from Everton, while Kurt Zouma also continued to admire Goodison Park.

Michy Batshuayi is offered at clubs like Leeds, while Emerson Palmieri is expected to be sold once England left-back Chilwell’s signing is confirmed.

Returning to Cobham, Chelsea set up a friendly with Brighton for Saturday, but are considering calling off the pre-season clash after the Premier League match computer brought the teams together on the opening day of the season.

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