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Deal close: Champions have agreed to let midfielder join Chelsea - he wants to play under Antonio Conte


Monaco defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko will only sign for Chelsea if manager Antonio Conte stays at the club, the Daily Star has revealed.

The Frenchman is one of the main targets for the Blues as they look into strengthening their squad ahead of next season's Champions League and Premier League campaign.

He is available for an estimated fee of £42million.

Afternoon reports revealed that various intermediaries are blocking the 22-year-old's move to Stamford Bridge but for now he remains a target for manager Antonio Conte.

Juventus, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also interesting in the youngster.

According to reports in Italy, the two clubs could find an agreement for the transfer as early as next week.

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