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Chelsea to be beaten by Manchester United to ANOTHER target as they close on Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko

Reports suggest that Monaco are growing frustrated at the Blues failure to wrap up a deal for the Frenchman

CHELSEA are in danger of being beaten by Manchester United to ANOTHER transfer target – with Monaco growing tired of the Blues chase of Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The Blues have already been dealt a massive transfer blow by United after Everton striker Romelu Lukaku chose to join the Manchester club over his ex-employers.

Tiemoue Bakayoko won Ligue 1 with Monaco last season

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Tiemoue Bakayoko won Ligue 1 with Monaco last season

Lukaku was expected to joinm chelsea but today it was announced he had signed for Manchester United

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Lukaku was expected to join Chelsea but today it was announced he had signed for Manchester United

Despite a move for Juventus’s Alex Sandro looking close, Chelsea’s overall transfer plan seems to be in collapse.

The Daily Mail claim their move for Bakayoko has stalled and is now unlikely to go through.

Monaco are frustrated at Chelsea’s slow business and wish to sell the midfielder as soon as possible.


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It is understood that if Manchester United are unable to sign Serbia international Nemanja Matic they will move for Bakayoko.

This would be another blow to Conte’s summer transfer plan to strengthen his title winning side.

The Italians side are now looking to bring in Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata, who last week looked like he had signed for Manchester United.

Bakayoko would be another of Monaco's stars to leave the club despite winning the League last season

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Bakayoko would be another of Monaco’s stars to leave the club despite winning the League last season

Morata has been in good form at Real Madrid but feels he must leave to get more game time

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Morata has been in good form at Real Madrid but feels he must leave to get more game time

Andrea Belotti is another option but the Torino forward’s £86million buy-out clause could deter Conte.

If Chelsea where to fail to sign a striker and lose out on Bakayoko their summer would surely be classified as a failure, especially if these players, like Lukaku,  join title rivals Manchester United.


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