Chelsea close to sealing Bakayoko deal

Chelsea are close to completing the signing of France international Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.

The 22-year-old midfielder is among Chelsea’s top transfer targets this summer and is expected to finalise his move in the coming days.

Bakayoko joined Monaco from Rennes in 2014 and made his France debut in March.

He is expected to be the first signing of a busy summer at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea keen to bolster their squad after last season’s title triumph clinched a return to the Champions League.