Tiemoue Bakayoko has signed up with Chelsea from Monaco and also end up being the club’s second-most pricey signing of all time.


The 22-year-old has actually been second to Torres after ₤ 40m – around ₤ 10m less than Fernando Torres in 2011.

Bakayoko, an athletic central midfielder, has actually signed a five-year agreement at Stamford Bridge as well as will associate France international team-mate N’Golo Kante.

Bakayoko becomes Chelsea’s 3rd signing of the summertime after the arrivals of back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero and centre-back Antonio Rudiger from Roma.

The Blues are also in the hunt for a new striker, having actually decided to pay attention to offers for Diego Costa and also Nemanja Matic, that were both neglected of the pre-season tour of the Far East.

Bakayoko said: “I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood.

“I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach (Antonio Conte) and alongside so many great team-mates.”


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