It is understood that the 22-year-old has already begun talks with the Premier League champions despite interest from Manchester United and Liverpool as well. Chelsea are apparently willing to splash £39 million for the player in an attempt to attract him to Stamford Bridge.
Bakayoko, who is originally from Paris, has clearly denied any interest in returning to the French capital whilst speaking to Canal Plus, as he claimed: “I can’t leave Monaco to go to PSG.
“It’s impossible because I’ve just finished champion ahead of Paris. I can’t leave for a club that has finished behind me.” “PSG is a club I carry in my heart because I’m a Parisian and I was a supporter of PSG, like my family. They initiated me.”
Despite his performances, not every person is sure about his move to the Premier League. After the Juventus vs Monaco Champions League semi-final game, which Monaco lost, BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand was unsure if the player was ready to make a switch to English football.
The former England defender stated: “I think Bakayoko today, we found a bit more about him. He’s had a lot of hype, he’s had a lot of news articles about him coming to the Premier League to all the top teams. I don’t know if he is ready to make that big step yet.”
Under young manager Leonardo Jardim at Monaco, the player has already improved a lot. He has played 51 games in all tournaments put together this season, and also bagged a National Team start for France against Spain in March.
Written by Kunal Kambli