Euro Football Rumours

Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko in advanced negotiations with Chelsea

Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has emerged as a surprise target for Chelsea ahead of the summer transfer window.

Chelsea are looking set to land Tiemoue Bakayoko after French Media revealed that they are in advanced negotiations with Monaco ahead of a potential move this summer.

Tiemoue Bakayoko has joined Monaco from Stade Rennais for a fee in the region of 8 million euros in July 2014. The 22 year-old has a valid contract with Monaco until June 2019.

Since his arrival from Stade Rennais, Tiemoue Bakayoko has scored five goals and provided one assist in 82 games for Monaco, including three goals and one assist in 41 games in all competition this season.

Bakayoko has also represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 27 caps across all age groups.

The France international is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in the Ligue 1.

The 22-year old is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfield player Conte wants to target in the next transfer window.

Euro Football Rumours were informed that Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal in the region of 41 million euros with Monaco for their star and that Tiemoue Bakayoko has already agreed lucrative five-year deal to join Chelsea in the summer.

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