Chelsea defender Malang Sarr’s agents have offered him to both Napoli and AC Milan as he looks to secure a move away from Stamford Bridge in January.
That’s according to journalist Emanuele Cammaroto, cited by CalcioNapoli24, who says the player’s high wages could make a deal difficult to get over the line.
Sarr has barely featured for Chelsea this season, with Thomas Tuchel’s plethora of options at centre-back, meaning chances have been thin on the ground.
It’s an issue he wants to solve in January with a move away if he can, with both a loan move and permanent exit mooted in the last few weeks.
Italy could be an ideal location for him as both AC Milan and Napoli are on the hunt for centre-backs after the former lost Simon Kjaer to injury and the latter sold Kostas Manolas.
Cammaroto covers that and says the player’s representatives ‘proposed’ the French defender to both clubs, and he is ‘liked’ by them.
In terms of Napoli, he was ‘followed’ by them two years ago when Kalidou Koulibaly was close to leaving, and they would now consider him again to replace Manolas.
A loan ‘would be considered’ by them, but the player’s salary of €3.5m a year is ‘out of reach’, even if they have just got rid of Manolas’ €4.5m salary.
They, therefore, are working on a ‘low-cost operation’ if they can get it, similar to the one they did with Fulham for Franck Zambo Anguissa in the summer.
Either way, Sarr fits the profile of what Luciano Spalletti is looking for as he is ‘physical’ and could play on the left if needed.
His wages at Chelsea are a problem, though, so if anything is to happen the two clubs are going to need to find an agreement on those first.