Manchester United to hijack another Chelsea transfer, agree £40m fee — Reports

11 Juillet, 2017, 18:30 | Auteur: Ludovic Moineau

According to a report in Sky Sports, Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko.

He also helped the team reach the semi-finals of the Champions League as he made 46 appearances for Leonardo Jardim's side.

The Times confirm Bakayoko had "keyhole surgery last month" on his knee, and the player may "miss the opening weeks of the new campaign". Medical in next few days. His performances at the heart of midfield, meanwhile, have seen him capture the attention of several of Europe's biggest clubs.

Now that Everton has signed Wayne Rooney back to the club he played for as a teenager, its spending under Iranian billionaire owner Farhad Moshiri is no longer passing under the radar.

José Mourinho was the favourite to be reunited with his former player, yet the relationship between the Blues and the Red Devils probably isn't the best right now, leaving Matic up for grabs for anyone interested.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba pushed a television reporter into a swimming pool when playing rock, paper, scissors with her and Romelu Lukaku in Los Angeles.

United do have an interest in signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic as well as Tottenham's Eric Dier.

Antonio Conte is said to be extremely unhappy at missing out on Lukaku and if the Blues are beaten to the signature of Bakayoko also, one can only imagine what will happen at the London outfit's training ground.

Many Chelsea supporters, eager for Bakayoko to join the club, replied to his post demanding answers about whether or not he is actually going to make the switch.