Chelsea to sign Senegal and Rennes winger Ismaïla Sarr

Chelsea to sign Senegal and Rennes winger Ismaïla Sarr

- Chelsea are interested in signing Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr this summer

- The 20-year-old was impressive for Senegal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

- Meanwhile a few other top clubs are also monitoring the situation of the player at his present club

Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly launched a bid for Senegal's World Cup wonderkid Ismaila Sarr this season.

Despite crashing out of the tournament at the very early stage, the 20-year-old managed to shine with a string of impressive performances.

He is said to be wanted by Arsenal and Liverpool, while Juventus and Barcelona are also monitoring the player's situation at his present club.

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Sarr currently plays for French League side Rennes, and they have slammed a fee of about £50 million for the ex-Metz star.

The Senegal international has also attracted the attention of Manchester United and Manchester City as they have sent scouts to keep an eye on The Lions ace.

However, the player's agent, Thierno Seydi told SunSport said: "He is very fast with an excellent technique.

"He has the same qualities as Dembele of Barcelona. They are similar players.

"I have received many calls from English and German clubs and maybe even one from Italy.

"Many agents from the UK have called me proposing to work with them and Ismaïla to get him to the Premier League.

"One Italian agent asked to speak with Juventus. The price will be around 50-60m Euros."

Sarr was commended by BBC pundit Gary Lineker for his World Cup displays for his performance against Poland, describing him as a star of the future.

Seydi added: "We are talking about a great football player, who will play at the highest levels for the next ten years.

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"I am open to discussions with all top European club. The important thing is that he goes in a team that makes him play.

"He cannot stay on the bench. Last year Barcelona wanted him. Let's see what happens now."

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