Bakayoko arrives in United Kingdom and posts Cobham picture ahead of Chelsea transfer

Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko to add steel that Matic lost after the 2014/15 campaign

And on Friday morning, Bakayoko added fuel to the flames by tweeting a good morning message to fans with his location set to Manchester. Both Tweets have since been deleted.

Bakayoko is now recovering from a knee surgery which may rule him out the start of the season.

Then there is the case of defensive midfield dynamo Nemanja Matic, a £2.25 million makeweight in the deal that saw Chelsea sign David Luiz the first time around.

Chelsea midfielder, Nemanja Matic is desperate to sign for Manchester United and has even told his teammates that a move to Old Trafford will interest him, according to Daily Express. Matic, meanwhile, remains at Chelsea's training base in Cobham after reportedly telling the Blues that he wants to leave the club. "Now he needs one manager that will make him a big player". The England Under-21 worldwide, frustrated by his lack of first team opportunities, has joined Watford for a fee believed to be around £5m, despite being offered a new contract by the Blues.

Tiemoue Bakayoko is edging closer to his move from Monaco to Chelsea.

Selling Matic to Juventus would likely be a more acceptable option for Chelsea than the midfielder joining Premier League rivals. The next player expected to switch Eindhoven for Manchester was Robben, but Chelsea came in and stole him away and he was an immediate success.

The 22-year-old is known to have been preparing to move to Chelsea, anticipating a breakthrough in negotiations between the two clubs, and his thoughts on a potential move to United are not yet clear.

Chelsea had earlier announced the signing of German youngster Antonio Rudiger from Roma.

British media also reported yesterday that Spanish striker Alvaro Morata is now the focus of frustrated Conte's attentions after Lukaku slipped through his fingers.

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