Chelsea send scouts to watch Monaco trio – report

Premier League leaders Chelsea are keeping close tabs on Monaco trio Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy and Thomas Lemar, according to reports

Monaco quartet Timoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy, Kylian Mbappe and Corentin Jean Photo: Timoue Bakayoko/Instagram

Chelsea sent scouts to watch Monaco trio Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy and Thomas Lemar, according to reports.

French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi has taken to Twitter to reveal that the Premier League leaders are keeping close tabs on the Monaco trio.

The Ligue 1 side were in action against Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Monaco.

Bouhafsi wrote on his Twitter page ahead of Monaco’s clash against Dortmund:

“Chelsea scouts are at Louis II to watch Tiemoue Bacon, Benjamin Mendy and Thomas Lemar tonight. #CFC #RMCsport #ASMBVB”

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Left-back Mendy, 23, has made eight assists in 27 appearances in Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season,

His team-mate Bakayoko has established himself as one of Europe’s most-promising defensive midfielders, even scoring three goals in 36 games in both the league and in Europe.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Lemar, who is the youngest of the three reported Chelsea targets, has netted 12 times and has made nine assists in 42 games in all competitions.

Monaco beat Chelsea’s Premier League rivals over two legs thanks to the efforts of Mendy, Bakayoko and Lemar.

Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Liverpool FC have been tracking Fabio Carvalho 'for months'
Gossip
Cesar Azpilicueta
Fabrizio Romano: FC Barcelona interested in signing two Chelsea FC stars
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal interested in signing Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak - report
Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta responds when asked if Arsenal will make any signings this month
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal eye move for Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer - report
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Liverpool FC have been tracking Fabio Carvalho 'for months'
Gossip
Cesar Azpilicueta
Fabrizio Romano: FC Barcelona interested in signing two Chelsea FC stars
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal interested in signing Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak - report
Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta responds when asked if Arsenal will make any signings this month
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal eye move for Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer - report
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature