Chelsea have signed midfielder "Monaco" and the national team of France

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 17, 2017

The 30-year-old, who made his first worldwide appearance for over a year when Brazil beat Australia 4-0 last month, conceded it was tough readjusting to the rigours of pre-season.

Bakayoko also went on to reveal how he was helped by former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele during his time at Monaco, and that Didier Drogba is a huge inspiration.

The news came from Bilel Ghazi, one of L'Equipe's journalists, who claimed on L'Equipe Mercato, a program on the newspaper's TV channel that, as things stood, Bakayoko was yet to pass his medical for the Premier League side, which should have already taken place.

The potential ace in Chelsea's sleeve is the pulling power of Tiemoue Bakayoko, who also made the switch from the French champions this week, as well as that of Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi who was Mendy's teammate at Marseille.

Antonio Conte was quick to remind Tiemoue Bakayoko that the hard work now starts following his £40million move to Chelsea.

Giving his opinion on the environment at Chelsea, the goalkeeper told his club's official website: "When I arrived I thought I would find a very good group, and I found it".

The 22-year-old becomes the Blues' second most expensive signing of all time, £10million less than Fernando Torres in 2011.

The Chelsea boss was expected to sign a new contract after winning the Premier League, but is yet to put pen to paper.

He is a fantastic coach because he has improved a lot of players like [Marcos] Alonso and [Victor] Moses - they played a great, great season.

"I would like to say thank you to all my fans and followers for your kind words throughout this journey - as you know, I love championships!"

"As a 'keeper I would like to play a lot of games, to keep improving and helping Thibaut and improving with him".

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