Tiemoue Bakayoko joins Chelsea from Monaco

Tiemoue Bakayoko is a target for Chelsea

Chelsea has completed the signing of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco on a five-year contract, the Premier League champions said on Saturday (July 15). His performances at Monaco saw him earn his first cap for the French national team while also being named in the 2016-17 Champions League's Squad of the Season.

Monaco midfielder Bakayoko has all-but confirmed his move to Stamford Bridge, with the club set to officially announce the deal in the next 24 hours. Let's win some things.

"He needed minor knee surgery at the end of last season which is why this deal has dragged on for so long".

Bakayoko's signing also puts a question mark over Nemanja Matic's future.

Chelsea today signed France worldwide Bakayoko in a £40m deal ahead of Manchester United.

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What Chelsea lose with Matic's experience, they more than gain with Bakayoko's energy. The Blues' have a tough start to their title-defending campaign.

And according to the London Evening Standard's Simon Johnson, Chelsea have begun talks with Inter over a potential £34m deal for the 28-year-old.

Chelsea remain in the market for a striker with Antonio Conte not preferring to work with Diego Costa for the next season.

As the Mail tweeted their story detailing Bakayoko's Chelsea medical, they again mentioned how Conte's side had beaten United to the player.

Spanish outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that Arsenal and Liverpool are also suitors to sign the Spain global this summer alongside Premier League champions Chelsea. Further payments might follow the initial £39.8 million fee, depending on the player's success at Chelsea.

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