Tiemoue Bakayoko inspired by Chelsea legends Drogba and Makelele

He was the best player in the Premier League last season and that is not easy.

Chelsea have completed the £40 million (S$71.9 million) signing of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, but now face competition from Manchester City for another of their close-season targets. "I have grown up watching Chelsea", he said.

Nemanja Matic wants to leave Chelsea to sign for Manchester United - and is keen to have his future sorted in the next 48 hours.

Everybody has known for a long while now that Tiemoue Bakayoko was going to be a Chelsea player, but it is only today that the move has been confirmed. Bakayoko burst onto the scene with Monaco and now represents France on the worldwide level.

Last season, Costa was clearly the favoured striker, with Chelsea's second choice forward, Michy Batshuayi, only starting one game all season, whilst making 19 appearances from the bench, demonstrating that Conte will be looking to buy big in order to replace their star striker.

Chelsea will play Arsenal on July 22 in Beijing, before the English champions take on Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in Singapore on July 25 and 29, respectively.

"As a Ligue 1 champion, I am even more determined to win as many championships as I can with my dream team Chelsea".

The dynamic Ghana worldwide joined for just over £24m - making him, at the time, Chelsea's record signing - and was recognised as one of the finest all-around midfielders in the world in his first four years at Stamford Bridge, winning a Premier League title, two FA Cups and a League Cup before a succession of debilitating knee injuries took their toll, reducing him to a squad player.

They have made an initial bid of £28million to sign the Brazilian.

Should he leave Stamford Bridge, the 28-year-old will be missed.

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