Chelsea defender Malang Sarr left in limbo after seeing a transfer to Bundesliga side Greuther Furth collapse…while Blues wanted to send him to Russia or Turkey instead
Chelsea defender Malang Sarr has been left in transfer secrets after seeing his deadline day move to Greuther Furth collapse in the final hours.
The 22-year-old even traveled to Germany to undergo a Bundesliga medical examination, but an agreement could not be reached between the two clubs before the window slammed shut.
according to purposeThe reason the talks broke down was due to the Frenchman’s high wages at Stamford Bridge, with Greuther Furth deciding not to transfer.
Chelsea defender Malang Sarr saw his transfer fail on the day loan deadline to Greuther Furth
The report goes on to claim that Chelsea are now likely to explore the possibility of still loaning Sarr to a club in Russia or Turkey.
Both Turkey and Russia transfer windows are still open, giving the Blues one last roll of the dice to give their defender some much-needed minutes ahead of the campaign.
Other leagues are still open to sign players after September 1, but these two countries will most likely be able to pay Sarr’s wages if they took him on loan.
Sarr trained at Chelsea after loaning out last campaign to Porto
Sarr played in Chelsea’s pre-season but was unlikely to get any meaningful playing time at the club as the former Nice man has been training and playing friendlies with a separate loan group at Cobham in recent weeks.
Sarr was left without a club after his contract with youth club Nice expired in June, before Chelsea came to his rescue and picked him up before loaning him to Porto last season.
The centre-back, a France under-21 international, didn’t quite have the role he’d hoped for at Porto. He made just five league starts all season and was called up to play eight times for the reserve squad in the second division.
‘I trained alone, trained at home and waited. I hadn’t played for almost six months and when my agent told me about this opportunity to come to Chelsea I was surprised and delighted,” Sarr told the Londoners’ official website in July.
Thomas Tuchel wants to loan the defender to give him regular playing time
“It was a great opportunity for me. He talked to me about a first year loan and it was a good idea for me. I hadn’t played in a long time and I had to get to know the rhythm and play and also have a good experience, step up after Nice and come back stronger and ready to go.”
Sarr had previously been linked with moves to Brest and Eintracht Frankfurt in the window, but no move came to fruition.