Tiémoué Bakayoko's transfer to Chelsea seems to be sealed.
The Frenchman has had a very good season in the colors of Monaco, with whom he reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and won the Ligue 1 championship. After the great success of a team of many young players, clubs from all over Europe are bidding for the greatest talents of "Les Monégasques". This is also the case with Bakayoko, who has been linked with the Premier League for a long time.
The 22-year-old was expected to reach a deal with Chelsea a few weeks ago and was even preparing for medical tests. The topic with time, however, went quiet, and a few days ago Manchester United came asking for the midfielder. The threat of losing the second potential purchase after Romelu Lukaku's transfer to the Red Devils was apparently affecting the English champions who clearly accelerated the talks.
"Sky Sports" report that the Stamford Bridge club have already reached a transfer agreement and the reports are confirmed by the "RMC". The 22-year-old will cost about £40 million, and his arrival is meant to be a signal of Nemanja Matic's departure. Soon they will be having medical tests that have so far been postponed due to minor knee surgery.
Bakayoko was the primary Monaco player in their previous campaign. He made 51 appearances, scored three goals and added one assist.