Chelsea Signs Bakayoko from Monaco


Chelsea has signed the midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco.

The 22-year old central midfielder who was instrumental in Monaco’s Ligue 1 triumph last season, as well as their impressive run to the Champions League semi-finals joins the club five-year contract and will wear the No.14 shirt.

Chelsea in a statement on its official website wrote: “Tiemoue Bakayoko is a Chelsea player having today completed a transfer from Monaco.”

Born in Paris, Antonio Conte’s new boy came through the Rennes academy in the north-west of France and made his senior debut in August 2013, a week after his 19th birthday.

He signed for Monaco the following summer and made almost 100 appearances for the principality side during his three seasons there, scoring five goals.