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Chelsea sign Monaco superstar Tiemoue Bakayoko

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Chelsea's search for the ideal midfield partner for N'Golo Kante took the Premier League Champions to the doorstep of their French counterparts Monaco this summer, and the Blues have successfully completed the capture of 22-year-old French international Tiemoue Bakayoko in what is believed to be a £40m deal.

Bakayoko has signed a five-year deal with the Blues and was unsurprisingly delighted with his move to the English capital. The young midfielder shared at his unveiling, "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."

Bakayoko is Chelsea's second major signing of the summer, following the arrival of 24 year old German defender Antonio Rudiger from AS Roma.

His arrival should open the door for Manchester United to sign former Jose Mourinho favourite Nemanja Matic, who had a mixed bag of a season last term, and is believed to be surplus to requirements in London.