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Chelsea sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco

Chelsea sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco

- Chelsea have made Tiemoue Bakayoko their second signing of the summer

- The French midfielder made the move to the Blues from Monaco

- The 22-year-old was heavily linked with a move to rivals Manchester United

Chelsea have completed the signing of French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a 5-year deal for a fee of around £35million from Monaco.

The Blues posted via their official twitter handle: "Welcome to Chelsea, @TimoeB08! #BakasBlue"

The France international arrived at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground in the early hours of Friday, July 14 as he completed his medical at the club.

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The France international will wear number 14 jersey for the Stamford Bridge side.

NAIJ.com understands that the 22-year-old was heavily linked with a move to rivals Manchester United

Bakayoko will join fellow Frenchman N’Golo Kante in Chelsea's new midfield pairing for next season.

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The dynamic midfielder made 46 league and cup appearances in a title-winning season, also helping Monaco to the Champions League semi-finals.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Chelsea signed German defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma.

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