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Chelsea Set To Sign Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea and Monaco are continuing discussions over the proposed £43million sale of Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Chelsea are hopeful of fending off interest from Manchester United for the 22-year-old though Monaco have asked whether they can have Michy Batshuayi or Charly Musonda as part of the deal.

United maintain an interest in Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic and Monaco’s Fabinho, should they miss out on Bakayoko this summer.

The defensive midfielder shot to fame this season as Monaco won the French first division, with the youngster in the heart of the team throughout the campaign.

He has made 46 appearances in all competitions, leading to a number of top European clubs expressing an interest in his services.

Chelsea are the most likely to secure his signature though, with Conte believed to be set for talks with the Frenchman in the coming days.

Musonda is the most likely to head to Monaco in any kind of swap deal, after failing to break into the Chelsea team following his lean move at Real Betis.

He returned early from Spain due to a knee injury, but despite training with the first team when he was back fit he did not make an appearance in Conte’s XI.

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