Manchester United outbid Chelsea for Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko

11 Juillet, 2017, 18:55 | Auteur: Christian Jacquard
  • Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko before the match

Serie A giants Inter Milan have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.

Headlines claim that Conte is questioning his future with the hierarchy failing to land any of his prime targets.

Bakayoko is a defensive midfielder known for his mobility, tough tackling and great awareness of what goes in around him.

Lukaku, the Belgium striker, had looked to be on his way to join Antonio Conte's Premier League winners but the intervention of his great friend Paul Pogba and United's relationship with agent Mino Raiola mean a deal is expected to be confirmed on Monday.

He made 53 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions last season.

Surely, though, Mourinho isn't about to gazump Chelsea twice in the space of a week?

It's almost as if Manchester United are utilizing Chelsea's scouting system than the Blues themselves as Chelsea ready themselves for another major blow this transfer window.

Solhekol wrote on Twitter: "Chelsea close to signing Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko".

Manchester United winger Ashley Young reacted to Wayne Rooney joining Everton by posting: "Wazza, it's been an honour and a privilege to play alongside you". Medical in next few days.

Only two CMs in Europe's top 5 leagues won 50+ tackles, 50+ aerial duels and completed 50+ take-ons in 2016/17.

This forced Jose Mourinho's hands, as he could no longer look forward to a reunion with Matic, thereby shifting his focus to Bakayoko. But while they have held up his move to England, the problems are not likely to be a long-standing concern over the transfer.

This has led Chelsea to consider their options and perhaps back out of the transfer in order to sign someone else.

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