Malang Sarr set to join Everton on loan?: Chelsea willing to let him go?

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According to a report by Foot Mercato, Everton are keen to sign Chelsea defender Malang Sarr on loan in the January transfer window.

Malang Sarr joined Chelsea as a free agent in the summer of 2020. He spent the last year on loan at Portuguese outfit Porto. He returned to Chelsea and joined the pre-season matches and has been with the squad ever since.

The French centre-half has made just nine appearances in all competitions this term. He has made just two appearances in the Premier League this term. These nine appearances in all competitions account for just 810 minutes of football action this term. (stats via Transfermarkt)

While Everton have had major problems at the back. The toffees have conceded a total of 34 goals in just 19 league games so far. Everton are currently 16th in the Premier League table, having picked up just 19 points so far.

The bad form and the league position meant that Rafael Benítez was sacked. Duncan Ferguson has taken over as the caretaker manager for the time until the club hierarchy finds a new permanent manager.

Everton face tough competition to land the 22-year-old from fellow Premier League clubs like West Ham, Newcastle United and Leicester City. While reports coming from Italy suggest that Italian giants AC Milan and Roma are also keen to sign the young centre-half on loan in the January transfer window.

Are Chelsea willing to let Malang Sarr go in the January transfer window?

Reports coming out of Stamford Bridge suggest that the European champions are not interested in loaning out the French defender in the January transfer window. Thomas Tuchel is keen to keep the defender at the club for the rest of the season.

Despite making just two appearances in the Premier League this season, Malang Sarr has acted as a good backup for the squad. Sarr has stepped up well when called upon by his manager. Despite losing the game 1-0 against league leaders Manchester City. Sarr showed his class in the game and was one of the best players on the pitch that day.

Chelsea are currently without full-back pairing Reece James and Ben Chilwell and with the current Covid situation. Keeping Sarr at the club for the rest of the season may turn out to be a very good move by the European champions.

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