Chelsea closing in on £42m capture of Bakayoko, fans react

Chelsea fans will have high expectations heading into the transfer window given that they are the champions of England and plan to continue that dominance next season.

This week, two players have agreed to leave the club, with second-string goalkeeper Asmir Begovic joining Bournemouth and youngster Dominic Solanke signing for Liverpool.

In terms of incomings, no official deals have been announced yet, but reports claim that the Blues are closing in on a defensive midfielder.

The Independent states that the West London outfit are in talks with Monaco over the £42m swoop of Tiemoue Bakayoko, who played a role in the French club winning Ligue 1 and progressing to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The 22-year-old made 47 appearances in all competitions this season, and even though his main attributes are of the defensive variety, he managed to score three goals as well.

If Bakayoko does move to Stamford Bridge, then it perhaps raises questions over Nemanja Matic’s future.

It is likely that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte would want his new signing to work alongside reliable N’Golo Kante.

Supporters have taken to Twitter to give their views on the Bakayoko reports.