Tiemoue Bakayoko leaves Monaco to join English champions Chelsea

Tiemoue Bakayoko leaves Monaco to join English champions Chelsea

Tiemoue Bakayoko leaves Monaco to join English champions Chelsea

A 22-year-old Frenchman, "the Aristocrats" posted around Euro 40 million. "Roma is a big club too.in Italy, but I think Chelsea is a different level".

Drogba, one of the club's most celebrated players of all time, has also proved inspirational, albeit from a distance.

Since missing out on re-signing Lukaku, Chelsea have been linked with two world-class strikers in Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid and now Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.

"He is definitely an example I wish to follow, be it the footballer or the person himself". "We will see when I play my first game. I saw that and admired it".

'N'Golo Kante has proved it all'.

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I think the atmosphere's going to be great. 'A odd feeling today, we haven't felt it yet together. Kontinen said he and Watson had not taken their chances but they hope to team up again next year.

The Blues are also in the hunt for a new striker, having actually made a decision to pay attention to offers for Diego Costa and also Nemanja Matic, that were both neglected of the pre-season tour of the Far East. "To play alongside him would be something very good for me and it can help me progress", he said.

The 22-year-old, who will wear the No14 shirt for Chelsea, said: "I am very happy to be here and to join this great team".

Yet history suggests that when Chelsea splash out on a central midfielder, they generally know what they are doing. And the club's hopes of successfully defending their title have taken a huge blow by his pending departure, as there are no guarantees that whoever replaces Costa will manage to have the same impact on the Premier League.

And the forward showed their was no love lost between himself and Blues boss Antonio Conte, as he told team-mate Cesc Fabregas to "give Conte a hug" during a live Instagram broadcast.

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