Blow: Chelsea Lock Horns With Arsenal For Third Summer Signing

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Chelsea are trying to sign Nice defender Malang Sarr who has been rumoured with Arsenal move last summer.

The 18-year-old defender has made his Nice debut last year, however, is tipped to have a bright future from the Scouts of hosts of European clubs and the London duo set to be also keeping tab on his progress.

The French defender has found the net in the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Stade Rennais.

The France u-21 international centre-back went on to make 32 appearances for French outfits last season as they finished third in the Ligue 1 table and secured to play Champions League football next football.

And, according to Sky Sports, the performance of French starlet has caught the eye from Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal with La Liga duo Barcelona and Real Marid are also keen on to sign him.

They believe the Blues are keen to snap up the youngster.

The Ligue 1 giants rewarded Sarr with his first professional contract earlier in November.

Frenchman has four years remaining on his current deal with Nice and he has £36m release clause inserted into it.

Sky Sports claim Arsenal will face competition from Barcelona Chelsea and Real Madrid to secure the services of talented Frenchman.

The 18-year-old centre-back was born in Nice and joined the club’s academy at the age of 5.

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