Turkish clubs are keen on acquiring the services of 24-year-old Chelsea defender Malang Sarr before their transfer window ends.

According to a report by Football Insider, Turkish clubs are keen on having Malang Sarr in their ranks. The 24-year-old centre-back, on £120,000-a-week wages, has fallen way down the pecking order and could part ways with Chelsea in the coming days.

While the transfer window in Europe’s top leagues is over, the window in Turkey remains open until September 15. As a result, Turkish clubs are looking to bolster their squad in the final few days of their window, and the English clubs are still looking to offload a few players that are surplus to requirements.

Sarr came through the ranks at OGC Nice and made his debut at the age of 17 back in 2016. Over the next four years, he featured in 119 matches for his boyhood club and contributed towards six goals as well.

After an impressive rise at Nice, he joined Chelsea in the summer of 2020 on a free transfer. While the former French youth international was expected to slowly make his way into the Blues playing XI, he hasn’t had the kind of impact everyone expected.

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He has had two loan spells since joining the London club. He was a part of the FC Porto setup back in the 2020-21 season and last season, he was out on loan at AS Monaco. While on loan at the French club, he made just 17 appearances and was on the pitch for just over 1,000 minutes.

The loan spell did not go according to plan, and Monaco decided against activating the purchase option in his contract. The 24-year-old, on £120,000-a-week wages, is back at Chelsea but he is not in the plans of first-team boss Mauricio Pochettino. The former French Under-21 star is way down the pecking order and he is unlikely to get any game time. As a result, they are ready to offload him.

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There is interest from quite a few Turkish club and with their window coming to an end in two days time, they are looking to strike a deal with the Blues. According to the report, any possible transfer at this point in time will be an initial loan move that may or may not have a buy option/obligation. Even the player might prefer a move elsewhere as it will allow him enough first-team minutes to revive his career.

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