Manchester City is hoping for Lionel Messi, Liverpool is waiting for Tiago Alcantara, Arsenal is waiting for Gabriel Magalhaes to add him to Willian, we are all waiting for Manchester United to finally do something, but until the magician from Barcelona really lands on the Etihad as the absolute champion of the transition period.
After bringing in Timo Werner (53,000,000 euros), Ben Chilwell (50,200,000) and Hakim Ziyech (40,000,000), and as long as the arrival of Kai Havetz is expected to match for a round of 100,000,000, another reinforcement for the Blue team: a five-year contract signed by Malang Sarr.
True, the 21-year-old stopper will spend the next season somewhere on loan, it is no secret that Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Schalke were interested in him, but they could not send Sarr's request for a salary.
Namely, the footballer's representatives took advantage of the fact that their client was looking for a new employer as a free agent because they did not want to extend his contract with Nice, which is why he was on the ice at the French club for a while.
However, Sarr has long been considered a huge talent, he made his debut for Nice as a 17-year-old, he can play as a stopper and left-back, and he has already played 102 games in the French championship in the senior competition.
How challenging it really is is shown by the fact that only three players played more than him in the top five leagues in Europe: Christian Pulisic (106), Kylian Mbappe (106), and Kai Havertz (118). And the three will be under contract with Chelsea from this summer.
When we add Werner (24), Chilwell (23), and even Tammy Abraham (22) Mason Mount (21), Callum Hudson Odoi (19) to all that, it is clear to you how promising the future of Blues looks.
Sarr on loan
The fact that Sarr will go on loan first does not change much.
It's even better for him, as the Blues are expected to bring Thiago Silva, and there are Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christiansen, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori… Congratulations to everyone, but Silva won't be around for long, and these three don't really fall into the category top stoppers.
So if Sarr shows up, next summer… It is already a tradition at Stamford Bridge. And this summer, many will be tempered. Another young stopper, Marc Guehi, is back on loan at Swansea, the same fate awaits Jack Clark-Salter, with him going to Derby, Huddersfield, Birmingham or Sheffield Wednesday, maybe West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League if luck serves him.
Baba Rahman is also looking for an environment in which he will get minutes, although he could be sold, and the round of Chelsea's central defenders, for whom there is currently no place in the team, ends with the name of Matt Miazga.
Although it may expand if Ethan Ampadu does not convince Lampard in the preparations with the first team that he deserves to stay there.