Chelsea to open talks about signing 22-year-old this week – report

Chelsea are lining up a £40m bid to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco this summer, say reports

antonio conte
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Chelsea are set to begin talks with Monaco about the transfer of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko this week, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Blues are set to ramp up their attempts to sign Bakayoko in the coming days, having already held talks with the 22-year-old’s representatives about a possible move.

The same story claims that Bakayoko’s representatives have also held talks with Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain, but that a move to the Ligue 1 side is unlikely.

The article says Chelsea are ready to table a £40m offer for Bakayoko and that the newly-crowned Premier League campaigns are considered as the “favourites” to sign the midfielder this summer.

Chelsea are likely to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as Antonio Conte looks to prepare his side for a return to the Champions League next season.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

The Blues are still bidding to end the season on a high by beating Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday to clinch a domestic double.

Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Jamie Carragher
World Cup 2022: Jamie Carragher explains his England v France prediction
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Jamie Carragher
World Cup 2022: Jamie Carragher explains his England v France prediction
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
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