Chelsea to complete third summer signing with medical scheduled

Chelsea to complete third summer signing with medical scheduled

Interestingly, the report also echoes the claims of other sources that should Chelsea decide to walk away from the deal then Manchester United are ready to negotiate with Monaco and would like to bring Bakayoko to Old Trafford.

Carlo Ancelotti has told Antonio Conte that he will need to spend big in the summer transfer window ahead of his second season in charge at Chelsea.

Yesterday, we covered a report (via Emanuele Giulianelli) claiming that Monaco star Fabinho wants to join the Red Devils.

Bakayoko is training at the French FA's Clairefontaine academy near Paris as part of a recovery programme and will be behind his team-mates by the time he arrives at his next club.

The Blue have been linked with making a £35m move for 22-year-old for several months, however according to The Sun, that deal has hit the rails.

After landing Romelu Lukaku, with only the official unveiling to come, Manchester United are apparently about to disappoint Chelsea again.

Chelsea do have the likes of Kante and Matic who were brilliant last season and both can play in the defensive midfield.

They even say Chelsea hope to land the midfielder before the end of the week.

Like Lukaku, Bakayoko preferred the idea of a move to London but Monaco have proved they are shrewd transfer dealers and will take the best price they can get.

It now remains to be seen if Manchester United are able to steal a march on Chelsea to secure the services of Bakayoko in the summer, or if Chelsea are able to complete the move for the player instead.