Monaco’s Tiemoué Bakayoko has moved even closer to his transfer to Chelsea, and a medical is expected to be completed next week.
Bakayoko is expected to be the latest Monaco player to move away from the French club, as a transfer fee of €40m has now reportedly been agreed with the Premier League winners. The French midfielder has been in advanced talks with Chelsea for quite some time now.
According to L’Equipe, Manchester United were also interested in the services of the 22-year-old box-to-box midfielder, but he has chosen to work with Conte over Jose Mourinho – just what Kante did last year, when he ignore the Red Devils boss’ phone call to join Chelsea.
It is believed that Bakayoko’s signing will be revealed on 1st July, when Chelsea will be conducting their kit launch program for 2017/18 season. The Premier League winners will be donning Nike jerseys in the new season, as their deal with Adidas expires.
With the new season inching closer, Chelsea are eager to add a few more players before setting out to defend the title. Southampton’s Van Dijk, along with Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro are also among the primary transfer targets for Antonio Conte.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.