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Chelsea Sign Bakayoko for £35 million

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Chelsea Secure Bakayoko for £35 million

London, United Kingdom – Chelsea are finalizing on £35 million signing of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The Premier League champions labeled, the twenty-two year old, Bakayoko as an important target proceeding into the summer. After weeks of negotiations both clubs expect the deal to be complete once particular terms with the player are finalized.

Bakayoko’s arrival to Stamford Bridge will surely confirm Nemanja Matic’s departure, with Jose Mourinho determined to bring the Serb to Old Trafford.

Chelsea hope that Bakayoko can continue his magnificent play. His stellar play helped Monaco’s run to the Ligue 1 title, Champions League semifinals. Additionally, earning him a debut cap for France in March. Futhermore, Chelsea anticipate this will be the first of several high-profile signings as they aim to give coach Antonio Conte a squad skilled enough to compete for multiple titles.

The £35m fee agreed for Bakayoko will make him the highest signing midfielder in Chelsea’s history. The biggest lucrative signing since the club-record £50m acquisition of Fernando Torres from Liverpool in January 2011.

Last, the Blues expect that figure to exceed by the end of this transfer window. Seeking to claim Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku to complete other names on Conte’s summer wish list.