Chelsea Announce Conte's Third 2017/18 Transfer
Chelsea Announce Antonio Conte's Third 2017/18 Transfer
Premier League champions Chelsea have announced their third signing for the 2017/18 campaign – a player who recently won the Ligue 1 title.
The Blues have confirmed the signing of Monaco and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for a fee estimated to be £35.2 million (R577 million).
The player joined Monaco from Ligue 1 rivals Rennes in 2014, and made his France debut in a friendly defeat to Spain in March this year.
The 22-year-old is expected to provide stiff competition for N'Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic and Spaniard Cesc Fabregas next season, with the Stamford Bridge club back in the UEFA Champions League.
Bakayoko made 51 appearances for Monaco last season, scoring three goals and assisting one further strike in all competitions.
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