Chelsea set to secure French midfielder Bakayoko

Manchester United will wait to see if Chelsea will sell them Nemanja Matic before deciding to go for other midfield targets.

Both Costa and Matic have always been touted with a move this summer after being considered surplus to requirements by Conte, with Atletico Madrid and Juventus the front-runners for the duo respectively.

Bakayoko is set to become Chelsea's third summer signing following Willy Caballero and Antonio Rudiger, who joined in a £34m deal from Roma last Sunday.

As soon as it emerged that Lukaku was heading to Old Trafford, reports also started doing the rounds that United were also set to hijack the Bakayoko deal.

Morata would replace fellow Spanish worldwide Diego Costa, whom Conte told at the end of last season that he no longer figured in the manager's plans despite his 20 Premier League goals spurring on Chelsea to the title.

Matic joined Chelsea from Benfica back in 2014 and has made over 100 appearances for the club since moving to England.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund and it now looks like Chelsea are the favourites to sign the Gabonese striker.

Defending Premier League champions, Chelsea, are kick-starting their summer transfer business with AS Monaco midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko, completing his move to Stamford Bridge this weekend, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Neville is, however, of the opinion that United need more cover and feels Matic, as a proven Premier League performer, would tick all of the boxes.

Matic, a key performer in Chelsea's 2016-17 title winning team, reckons his game time will be limited and has told Chelsea chiefs he wants to leave, says the Mail.

However, it seems the 22-year-old has chosen the Blues over United.

The Blues missed out on securing the services of their former striker Romelu Lukaku last week as the powerful frontman signed for rivals Manchester United in a deal worth £75 million.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.