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Tiemoue Bakayoko

By Ige Olugbenga

AS Monaco star, Tiemoue Bakayoko, has reportedly arrived London for Chelsea medical in coming hours ahead of a £35million move from the Ligue 1 Champions.

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SunSports say the Monaco and France ace is set for a medical in the coming hours ahead of being unveiled as Antonio Conte‘s first major summer signing.

RTL claim that Bakayoko has been in London since Monday, with his arrival paving the way for Manchester United to clinch a deal for Nemanja Matic.

Bakayoko is set to form a new-look midfield partnership with N’Golo Kante worth touching £70m.

Despite winning the Premier league in his first season in charge, Conte wants to add more dynamism to his side.

And having identified Bakayoko as the man to do it, he is prepared to let Matic, 28, be reunited with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho in order to accommodate a player six years younger.

United were also thought to be in the hunt to sign Bakayoko. But it is thought the midfielder chose to join Chelsea over United because he is keen to work with Conte rather than Mourinho.

Bakayoko made 46 league and cup appearances in a title-winning season, also helping Monaco to the Champions League semi-finals.