REVEALED: Chelsea racing against time to get Emerson and Malang Sarr out on loan to Portugal – where the deadline is TONIGHT – but are still lumbered with outcasts including Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater
- Chelsea were eager to get rid of their deadwood during transfer deadline day
- But while the window has closed for closed in England, it’s still open elsewhere
- The Portuguese transfer window doesn’t close until Tuesday and Porto are active
- Malang Sarr could move on loan to Porto, while they have considered Emerson
- Sarr is one for the future at the Blues but Emerson’s days appear to be numbered
Chelsea could offload both defenders Malang Sarr and Emerson on loan to Porto on Tuesday as they desperately seek to cut down their squad.
While the transfer window has closed across most of Europe, Portugal’s remains open until midnight UK time on Tuesday, and Porto are certainly active in the market before the deadline.
And Porto could seal a loan move for centre back Sarr – who is one for the future after joining the Blues on a five-year deal this summer following the completion of his free transfer from Nice – on Tuesday.
Malang Sarr joined Chelsea this summer on a free transfer but could move to Porto on loan
Chelsea are also looking to shift on Emerson, who has also attracted interest from Porto
The Portuguese giants have also considered a loan move for left back Emerson, who has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, but that deal is less likely to happen.
Porto are seeking a new left back after selling Alex Telles to Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United in a £15.4million deal.
The Blues were scrambling to get rid of their deadwood during deadline day on Monday, with plenty of players having fallen out of favour under Frank Lampard.
After spending over £230m on new arrivals, including Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva (free) and Sarr (free), Chelsea’s attentions then turned to trying to offload players in the summer market.
Frank Lampard’s side were desperate to offload outcasts from their squad on deadline day
Danny Drinkwater is just one of many outcasts who still remains on Chelsea’s books
But as the clock ticked down on deadline day, Chelsea struggled to get the club’s outcasts off their books.
Chelsea were looking to offload the likes of Danny Drinkwater, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses but their plans failed to come to fruition.
Only Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tiemoue Bakayoko were sent out on loan to Fulham and Napoli respectively.
So Lampard now faces a huge headache with so many names still at the club, who surely won’t get a look in this season.
Marcos Alonso still remains a Chelsea player despite falling out of favour under Lampard
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