Man Utd To Launch £35m Midfielder Bid Despite Reports He’s Agreed To Join Chelsea

By on April 12, 2017

Managers are now making plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are ready to make their move for Tiemoue Bakayoko…

Manchester United are set to launch a £35m bid to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko despite previous reports suggesting the Monaco midfielder has already agreed to join Chelsea, according to a report in the Mirror.

Bakayoko has developed in to one of the hottest players in Europe since joining Monaco from Rennes in 2014 and he’s played a key role in helping them reach the quarter finals of the Champions League and stay on course to reclaiming the Ligue 1 title.

The 22-year-old has attracted interest from the Premier League and it looked as though Chelsea had won the race for his signature with the Metro reporting two weeks ago that Bakayoko had agree to move to Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte is expected to further strengthen his squad ahead of Chelsea’s return to the Champions League and it seemed he was ready to pair Bakayoko with N’Golo Kante in central midfield with the Metro’s report indicating the midfielder had agreed terms over a five-year deal after the Blues had struck an agreement with Monaco.

However, those reports may have been wide of the mark as the Mirror are now citing a report from France that claims Man Utd are in fact leading the race to sign Bakayoko this summer.

Jose Mourinho needs to bring in a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick and it looks like the French international is the man he wants as the newspaper says United are set to launch a formal £35m bid for Bakayoko’s services.

We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming weeks but it appears Chelsea and United are ready to go head-to-head over the midfielder’s signature ahead of the summer.

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Bakayoko would be a superb signing for either club as he’s one of the most promising midfielders in Europe so I’d love to see him plying his trade here in the Premier League next season.

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