Chelsea close in on third summer signing after agreeing £40m fee

Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko before the match

Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko before the match

Tiemoue Bakayoko has given Chelsea fans a scare as the Monaco midfielder closes in on his £40 million move to Stamford Bridge.

However, there are still doubts whether Bakayoko would be fit enough to take part in pre-season as he underwent a minor knee surgery following a long season with the Principality outfit.

Juventus have joined Internazionale in making a play to sign Chelsea's Nemanja Matic, although the 28-year-old's first choice remains Manchester United.

Chelsea have signed Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero and AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger in the summer transfer window so far. We've got a world-class manager who's just won us the league and, just like with Mourinho, we're reportedly angering him by not strengthening the squad in order to retain our crown.

Bakayoko isn't a flashy player but like N'Golo Kante, who he will likely line up alongside, the French worldwide does the simple things extremely well and he'll add an extra steel to Antonio Conte's midfield.

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It could be seen as Bakayoko attempting to wind up Manchester United fans, ahead of his impending move to West London.

The Serie A club want £48m for the 28-year-old Croatia global and hope the deal can be structured to allow them to receive close to that figure.

But Prince Albert II warned France global Mbappe against joining a club like Madrid.

Chelsea look set to capture the much sought after signature of Tiemoué Bakayoko after the Monaco player's brother seemingly confirmed the move on social media last night, reports the Metro.

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