Chelsea to finally announce signing of 23-year-old next week – report

Chelsea are set to officially announce the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco next week, say reports

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea are set to officially announce the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco next week, according to reports in France.

French newspaper L’Equipe, as reported by Metro, is claiming that a deal has been finalised and that Chelsea will wrap up the signing of the 23-year-old midfielder in a £35m move next week.

The same report also claims that Bakayoko is “enthusiastic” about the prospect of working with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge next season.

The story also states that Monaco have quickly found a replacement for Bakayoko with the signing of Soualiho Meite.

Chelsea are believed to be on the lookout for a number of reinforcements this summer, but the Blues are yet to officially announce any signings.

Conte is likely to be keen to significantly strengthen his squad this summer as he prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season.

The Italian led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at the club but the Blues came up short in the FA Cup final, when they were beaten by local rivals Arsenal at Wembley.

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