Tiemoue Bakayoko: Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea in transfer talks with ace

Isaac Cain
May 20, 2017

The 22-year-old's form has attracted interest from the Premier League with the Mirror citing a report from Le10 Sport recently that suggested Manchester United were leading Chelsea in the race to sign the midfielder.

While the French outfit will want to keep all of their star players as they look to defend their title next season and again go far in the Champions League, there may be an acceptance that they will lose a couple this season.

All four sides are in continuous talks for the player, however the two sides who now lead the race are Manchester United and Chelsea.

CHELSEA will ramp up their bid for Monaco's £43million Tiemoue Bakayoko - and could throw in Michy Batshuayi to seal the deal, according to reports.

But RMC reckon Conte will up his offer and instead lodge a £43m bid.

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The fact that they could get Batshuayi, who was prolific for Marseille before his move to Stamford Bridge last summer, as part of the deal may tempt them to do business with the Blues.

He is contracted to the club until the summer of 2019.

With Diego Costa rumoured to be set for China, Chelsea may be inclined to keep hold of Batshuayi after his victor at West Brom sealed the title and provided the Chelsea boss with a hard - albeit nice - decision to make this summer.

Monaco's crop of talented youngsters has been tipped to be taken apart in the coming transfer window, and it is thought Conte also has his sights set on Thomas Lemar, though given the Monegasque sides' healthy financial position, Bakayoko is Chelsea's top priority.

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