Chelsea are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a potential loan move for new boy Malang Sarr - amid their pursuit of £90million star Kai Havertz.
Leverkusen have accepted an initial £72million offer from the Blues for Havertz, with another £18million to come in add-ons and performance-related bonuses.
According to German publication Bild, the 21-year-old has already completed his medical at Stamford Bridge, meaning confirmation of the transfer is imminent.
And after reaching an agreement over Havertz, Chelsea and Leverkusen are now discussing a potential loan deal for Sarr - who signed a five-year deal with the west London club last week.
The highly-rated 21-year-old joined Chelsea after leaving French outfit Nice upon the expiry of his contract this summer, but Frank Lampard does not intend to use him in the 2020/21 campaign.
He is therefore available on loan in the summer window, and Leverkusen are eyeing up a deal after seemingly missing out on Monaco star Benoit Badiashile.
According to Get French Football News, the German club have turned their attention to Sarr as Monaco have no intention of selling Badiashile.
It is believed they have failed with three offers for the 19-year-old, who still has four years remaining on his current deal at the Stade Louis II.
Peter Bosz is determined to get his hands on a centre-back this summer, nonetheless, meaning Leverkusen have entered talks with Chelsea over bringing Sarr in on loan.
The France Under-21 ace racked up 119 appearances in his time at Nice, having emerged from their academy ranks in 2016.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia was delighted to sign Sarr last week, branding the defender a “tremendous prospect”.
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“The opportunity to sign Malang was one we could not miss,” 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.
“We are very happy to welcome him to the club today.”