Done deal: Chelsea announce signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko on five-year deal from Monaco

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Chelsea have announced the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, with the midfielder signing a five-year deal.

The 22-year-old played a key role in Monaco’s Ligue 1 triumph and exciting run to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.

He’s likely to take the place of Nemanja Matic in the Blues squad, as the Serb is expected to, along with Diego Costa, miss their pre-season tour of Asia to negotiate an exit.

Bakayoko told Chelsea’s official website: ‘I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. 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 and alongside so many great team-mates.’

It’s understood his transfer fee is around £40 million.

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