Chelsea defender Malang Sarr snubs Fulham for Monaco move with Blues set for transfer profit

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Chelsea defender Malang Sarr snubs Fulham for Monaco move with Blues set for transfer profit
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Chelsea's Malang Sarr has decided that he would prefer a move to Monaco over Fulham and is waiting for the Blues to green-light the deal.

The 23-year-old has prioritised his return to Ligue 1 since the offer arrived and would move on loan with an option to buy included.

Monaco have offered Sarr the chance to play as a starting central defender, which helped him make up his mind to leave the Premier League despite Fulham's offer for both permanent and loan deals.

Thomas Tuchel has never regarded Sarr as anything more than a fringe player at the club but he managed to make 21 appearances last season after a loan spell with Porto the previous year.

Chelsea will be set to make a profit having signed the left-sided defender for free from Nice two years ago.

The hold up in the deal comes as Chelsea look at their own defensive recruitment options, with Brighton's Marc Cucurella, Southampton's Kyle Walker-Peters, Inter's Denzel Dumfries and Leicester’s Wesley Fofana all among their targets.

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