Chelsea complete signing of Monaco's Bakayoko

Chelsea closing in on £31m transfer as Real Madrid star prepares to move

The 22-year-old was instrumental in Monaco's Ligue 1 triumph last season, as well as their impressive run to the Champions League semi-finals.

But there is a puzzle with his tweet - the message lists his location as Manchester, not London. Both Tweets have since been deleted.

Daily Star: Alternatively, Diego Costa is ready to make peace with manager Antonio Conte and stay at Stamford Bridge.

The 22-year-old will now undergo a full medical on Friday, with the move having previously been partly delayed by the French global having to go through routine keyhole surgery on his knee at the end of Monaco's Ligue 1 title win. Does his signing mark the end of Nemanja Matic's time at the club?

Chelsea however, are open to Matic leaving the country instead of signing to a direct rival, not excluding United.

Bakayoko told the club website: 'I am very happy to be here and to join this great team.

To add to the complications surrounding a Matic transfer, Inter Milan are also thought to be interested.

He is set to join Antonio Conte's side after the Blues marked him as a prime target this summer.

The 22-year-old is known to have been preparing to move to Chelsea, anticipating a breakthrough in negotiations between the two clubs, and his thoughts on a potential move to United are not yet clear.

The French midfielder has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions and will wear the number 14 shirt.

Although the Blues failed with a bid of £37m earlier in the month it was expected they would come back with a bigger offer but apparently United are "confident" they have won the auction.

Costa was particularly important for Chelsea, with the Spanish worldwide back to his best and the main man in attack at Stamford Bridge, giving defenders across the country nightmares.

Premier League holders Chelsea are on the cusp of signing midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko after having finalised a £40m sum with French champions AS Monaco.

The Germany worldwide defender was coveted by Antonio Conte before he even took charge of his Blues match, but he had to wait 12 months to finally get his hands on the Roma defender.

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