Chelsea’s transfer business this summer has reportedly been supported by a £200 million transfer kitty, and the Blues may make AS Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko their first summer recruitment.
The British media is reporting that Antonio Conte is determined to get his summer businesses done quickly and would like to steal a march on their rivals for the signature of the French midfielder. As a matter of fact, the source claims that Chelsea is also interested in signing Bakayoko’s teammate, Thomas Lemar.
However, the Blues know that it would be extremely difficult for Monaco to sell the two players at once.
Bakayoko has been one of the best young midfielders this season, and his contributions have helped Monaco win the French league title for the first time in 17 years.
Antonio Contes’s plan has been boosted by the £200 million he received from Roman Abramovic, and look set to start making signings.
The Blues expect to make a significant impact in the Champions League next season, and Bakayoko is seen as one of the players that can help them achieve that.