Premier League elite close in on Monaco’s Bakayoko

Manchester United and Chelsea have entered the race for the signature of Monaco’s midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko, the Sun reports.

 

Monaco had a superb run this season in all competitions, sitting on the 2nd place in Ligue 1 and reaching the Round of 16 in Champions League.

Tiemoué Bakayoko was one of the main providers of Leonardo Jardim’s side’s succes, with the highest WhoScored rating in the team – 7.51. The central midfielder has also represented France at U21 level.

Manchester United is now looking for a replacement for Michael Carrick, who’s career at Old Trafford is nearing to an end, with Morgan Schneiderlin was also given a green light to leave Manchester.

Bakayoko is now Mourinho’s top target for this position and the Red Devils hope to sign the Frenchman next summer.
The 22-year-old will cost around £35m, but Mourinho will reportedly have more than £180 in 2017 for summer spendings.

Premier League leaders Chelsea are also eyeing to sign the French midfielder. Antonio Conte travelled to France this month to watch Monaco’s two players – Tiemoué Bakayoko and Djibril Sidibé. The London side have bagged £60m for the transfer of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG and are planning to strengthen their squad.

Written by Michael

Obsessive fan at heart, football blogger, David Brent quote enthusiast and father of one.

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