Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea is OFF – or is it? Nobody knows.
The Frenchman’s move to Stamford Bridge appeared to be a forgone conclusion, as he dined with both David Luiz and Willian in London last night ahead of his move to the Premier League champions.
Bakayoko earlier posted on his Instagram story a photo of him at our Cobham training ground, but that has now been deleted. Perhaps we shouldn’t look too far into that, but there are some concerning reports coming out of France.
Vadim bloque le transfert de Bakayoko à Chelsea ‼️😳
WHAT THE HELL ⁉️
— AlexisM🇲🇨 (@AlexisMerlino) July 14, 2017
The translation, essentially, is that Monaco have blocked Bakayoko’s move to Chelsea at the last minute. You can probably understand the “WHAT THE HELL” part.
Ghazi on #lequipeMercato: Chelsea have asked Monaco for additional documentation, which they have not yet received. (2/2)
— Get French Football (@GFFN) July 14, 2017
There are other reports suggesting that Monaco have failed to supply Chelsea with the required documents, meaning that the deal cannot be completed.
What a mess.