Chelsea enter into talks with France midfielder and Ivory Coast man – report

Chelsea are interested in signing Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Atalanta's Franck Kessie, according to reports

Chelsea are interested in signing Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Atalanta star Franck Kessie in the January transfer window, according to reports.

The Daily Mail have reported that Chelsea are hoping to tempt Monaco with a big-money offer for Bakayoko as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his midfield options.

The France Under-21 international has scored two goals in 16 appearances in Ligue 1 and the French club are understandably keen to keep hold of their midfielder.

The same article states that Chelsea are still in talks with Serie A club Atalanta over their midfielder Kessie in the January transfer window.

According to the story in The Daily Mail, Chelsea are unwilling to meet Atalanta’s £30m price tag for the Ivory Coast international despite generating £52m from the sale of Oscar.

Chelsea lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Wednesday night after Dele Alli scored either side of half-time at White Hart Lane.

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The Blues are five point clear of second-placed Liverpool in the title race.

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