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Chelsea are close to signing AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, which could see Nemanja Matic join Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail believe that Antonio Conte made it clear to the Chelsea hierarchy that he wanted Bakayoko this summer, and it looks as though the Italian is about to have his wish granted.

As per the Daily Mail, Bakayoko is on the verge of becoming a Chelsea player, with the Premier League champions parting with £35M to secure his signature.

Bakayoko’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Mail, could force Matic towards the exit door. The tabloid report that if Conte is able to get his man, he would be willing to listen to offers for Matic.

The Daily Mail report that Manchester United are waiting in the wings to sign the Serb if Chelsea do decide to cash-in. Should we really be selling a player of his quality to a direct rival?

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