Chelsea have announced the signing of former Nice defender Malang Sarr.
The 21-year-old centre-back becomes Frank Lampard’s fourth signing of the summer, following deals for Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech, Leipzig striker Timo Werner and Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell.
Sarr arrives at Stamford Bridge on a free transfer after allowing his Nice contract to run down and Chelsea have confirmed that the Frenchman will spend next season on loan.
‘The opportunity to sign Malang was one we could not miss,’ Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia told the club’s official website.
‘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.’
The youngster been capped eight times by the France Under-21 side but is eligible to play for Senegal.