Bakayoko drops several hints Chelsea move is imminent

Tiemoue Bakayoko has travelled to England with Chelsea hot favourites to sign him - but could there be a twist in the transfer story?

Press Association Sport understands midfielder Matic and striker Costa are probable absentees from the Premier League champions' tour to Asia, which begins next week.

Chelsea are in the process of agreeing a deal with Inter Milan for Nemanja Matic in order to prevent the 28-year-old from joining Manchester United, according to reports.

Leading the chase to sign Bakayoko, though, are Chelsea and Manchester United, with the Premier League rivals in a head-to-head summer battle to secure his services. The 23-year-old spent last season at Chelsea's west London neighbours and will return to Craven Cottage this term. Matic, meanwhile, remains at Chelsea's training base in Cobham after reportedly telling the Blues that he wants to leave the club.

Chelsea have finalised a move for France global Tiemoue Bakayoko, bringing in the powerful midfielder from AS Monaco on a five-year deal.

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Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke has defended his former club's decision to spend £75m on acquiring Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo added: "Tiemoue was outstanding as Monaco emerged as one of Europe's best sides last season and we are delighted to welcome him to Chelsea".

He was part of the Monaco squad that reached the Champions League semi-finals last season, going out of the competition to Juventus.

Chelsea will be hoping to push through the transfer of the left-sided Sandro after the departure of Nathan Ake to Bournemouth and the transfer of Nathaniel Chalobah to Watford.

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