AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko would most likely sign for Chelsea if he leaves the French league leaders.
The French midfielder’s performances have been outstanding this season, and has attracted the interest of several top European sides, but it is believed that the Blues are closer to sealing a deal for the midfielder than any other team.
Antonio Conte wants to have a midfield trio of N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, and Tiemoue Bakayoko next season.
Chelsea expect AC Milan to sign Cesc Fabregas this summer, and Willian could make a shock move to Manchester United, making room for the Frenchman’s arrival.
AS Monaco have already begun to look for replacements for the midfielder, with Anderlecht’s Youri Tielemans lined up as his replacement.
Chelsea are also among the teams who want to sign Tielemans, but he would rarely get a chance to play for their first team if he were to join them.
AS Monaco are bracing themselves for a busy summer, as they expect to sell a couple of their outstanding young team members.
Bakayoko missed Monaco’s game against Toulouse after breaking his nose in a training ground collision with a team mate last week.