Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea to complete £35m signing next week

Chelsea will complete the £35m summer signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko.

According to the London Evening Standard, the Monaco midfield man will jet into England next week to complete his medical before completing the transfer to Stamford Bridge.

Negotiations between the clubs as well as personal terms are due to be finalised over the weekend with a five-year contract set to be agreed.

Bakayoko has made 92 appearances in three seasons at Monaco, including 51 this season, scoring three goals in the process. He formed an excellent partnership with Man Utd target Fabinho as the club secured the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 17 years, as well as reaching the Champions League semi finals.

The France international is likely to form a midfield partnership with his international teammate and PFA Player of the Year N’Golo Kante in the heart of the Chelsea midfield

The arrival of the 22-year-old will give Manchester United the green light to sign Nemanja Matic, who is apparently keen

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