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Five-year contract agreed: Chelsea's first summer signing to undergo medical next week


Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle to sign Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko with the player set to take a medical next week, Express Sport has claimed.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for weeks and is expected to finally finalise his move from Monaco in the next few days.

One man who is not amused by the transfer is former midfielder Ray Wilkins who urged his former club to sign a different player or at least give an opportunity to Nathaniel Chalobah.

"I was really disappointed to read they are looking at Bakayoko from Monaco," Wilkins said on talkSPORT.

"He is 22 years of age, French and doesn't get near the national side, but it was quoted Chelsea might be paying £32million.

"Well, in Nathaniel [Chalobah] they have got a footballer that can play exactly the same but just needs an opportunity to get in there and play.

"You have seen already in the two games he has played up to now [at the European Championship] he looks a class act in and amongst people of his own age.

"Playing with the top quality players that they have at Chelsea, he can only improve week to week."

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