Sunday, 16 July 2017
Chelsea complete the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco
The France international has signed a five-year contract with the Premier League champions, and will wear the number 14 shirt at the club next season. The midfield powerhouse played a prominent role in Monaco’s surprise Ligue 1 title-winning campaign last season and their run to the Champions League semi finals.
Antonio Conte is keen to bolster his midfield ahead of the new season with a return to the Champions League placing an extra burden on a squad which swept to the Premier League title last season, without having to contend with the rigours of midweek European football.
Bakayoko, 22, earned his first call-up to the senior France squad earlier this year and is likely to partner his compatriot N’Golo Kante in a new-look Chelsea engine room come August.