Tiemoue Bakayoko leaves Monaco to join English champions Chelsea

Gary Neville

Tiemoue Bakayoko says former Chelsea players Didier Drogba and Claude Makelele have been two major influences in his career.

The 28-year-old has been accused by the pundits of diving on many occasions, the referees tend to reach for the whistle every time he hits the deck; it has led to a sorry end for the former Brazilian worldwide.

The Blues are thought to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer and full-back is one area which Antonio Conte is thought to be keen to strengthen ahead of next season.

New Chelsea signing Willy Caballero has revealed that he has found in Antonio Conte a manager who is always pushing his players to reach their best level.

The Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea have finally brought in Tiemoue Bakayoko to Stamford Bridge to strengthen their midfield.

"For me this is the biggest English club, and I hope to achieve great things here".

Despite interest from Chinese Super League club, Tianjin Quanjian which surfaced during the January transfer window; an offer made reportedly.

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"Very happy to be here and become a player of this great team". I am very proud.

There's still much to do for Chelsea in this transfer window as they look to build a stronger squad ahead of their return to the Champions League, but it still seems as though all is not well with the 46-year-old.

"Now the work starts.

I haven't been to Stamford Bridge yet but I can't wait to see this big stadium".

"I played in Italy and I spoke with a couple of teammates - for example [Daniele] De Rossi - and he told me a lot about Antonio Conte and [his quality] is visible".

"I know the Premier League is a very hard championship - one of the most hard in the world".

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