Chelsea set to loan Malang Sarr out to Porto just five weeks after signing defender from Nice in free transfer

CHELSEA are reportedly set to loan new signing Malang Sarr out to Porto just five weeks after signing him from Nice on a free transfer

Sarr is set to join the Portugese club in a loan deal, according to journalist Loic Tanzi.

He tweeted: "Malang Sarr (Chelsea) set to be loaned to Porto."

Porto are on the hunt for a replacement for Manchester United transfer target Alex Telles and see Sarr as the solution.

Sarr, 21, moved to Chelsea from Nice this summer on a free transfer and signed a five-year deal.

Although he just penned the deal the plan was always to send him out on loan straight away to gain experience.

Upon his arrival, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "He is a tremendous prospect and we will be monitoring him closely during his loan period, hoping he will soon be back at Chelsea."

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Sarr also expressed simliar views and explained the long-term plan of his loan move.

Speaking to Telefoot he said: "The goal of the loan is to have more playing time, to improve and be able to return to Chelsea to play."

Sarr had been at boyhood club Nice since the age of five and played 119 times in all competitions, scoring three times.

Sarr isn't the only player Chelsea are trying to flog out on loan this summer as they aim to slash their excessive wage bill.

Chelsea have also been trying to push through a deal for Antonio Rudiger to join AC Milan for a season-long loan before the transfer window closes.

The Blues signed several new players totalling £230m and have hardly sold any players to balance the books.

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