It has been revealed that a deal which would have seen defender Malang Sarr leave Chelsea on deadline day collapsed at the last minute.
He was signed from Nice in the summer of 2020 on a five year deal, but has since made just 21 appearances in all competitions, most of those from the bench.
Instead he was loaned first to Porto and then Monaco, but failed to impress in his time at either club.
Hopes that he might enjoy a revival in his fortunes under new management at Stamford Bridge were dealt a blow when Maurico Pochettino admitted that he did not know who he was earlier this season.
One of the players who continues to earn very good money despite not playing, Chelsea had hoped to get his exorbitant wages of their books by agreeing a deal which would have seen him join French club Le Havre.
However, it all fell through when Chelsea and the player failed to reach agreement ion terms which would have seen them terminate his time in West London.
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