Chelsea are reportedly ready to walk out on a move for Monaco midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko after growing frustrated by prolonged negotiations with ‘intermediaries’.
The Blues have been in talks with the Frenchman for close to two months and had been believed to be close to agreeing a £42million deal.
However, French publication L’Equipe claim Antonio Conte’s side are frustrated by intermediaries connected to the player that are dragging out talks.
Chelsea are keen on Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso and held talks with Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas last week in London.
L’Equipe report that the Blues are ready to abandon their deal for Bakayoko and will go all out to sign Tolisso, who is valued at roughly half of the £42m that Monaco are demanding for Bakayoko.
Arsenal are believed to be keen on signing Tolisso but the France internatiaonl intimated this week that he would not leave Lyon for a side outside of the Champions League.
‘I don’t know if I’ll be at Lyon next year. I want to play the Champions League and the World Cup,’ said Tolisso.
‘To be at the World Cup, you have to play the very, very big games. And you play big games in the Champions League.’
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