Antonio Conte’s men are very much on the verge of winning the Premier League title this season, but the Italian tactician continues to be on the lookout for numerous reinforcements, so as to make his squad stronger and ready for next season’s UEFA Champions League campaign.
However, one player that has been consistently linked with the Stamford Bridge outfit, is Monaco’s midfield enforcer Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Conte has been deploying both Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas alongside N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park this season, but he will reportedly enter the summer transfer market to sign a candidate that can form a strong partnership with the former Leicester City man in Chelsea’s midfield.
And as per many top English sources, Tiemoue Bakayoko has been identified as the perfect man for the job.
Reports from The Daily Mail suggest that the Blues are already prepared to submit an offer worth £30 million for the 22-year-old, as they intend to wrap this deal up as soon as possible.
No negotiations between the two parties have begun just yet, though, as Bakayoko is currently focused on helping his side win the Ligue 1 title – more so after getting knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus in the semi-finals this week.
However, the French league title is entirely Monaco’s to lose, as they currently sit atop the table with a 3-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain, and with an extra game in hand.
Written by Kunal Kambli