?Monaco look set to be reunited with former player Tiemoue Bakayoko as an agreement between themselves and Chelsea to bring the midfielder back on an initial loan deal with an option to buy edges closer.
The move would see the Frenchman reunited with the club he last played for in 2017, as a magnificent individual season saw the Blues bring him to London on a five-year deal worth £40m.
Ça brûle pour #Bakayoko à Monaco ! Monaco et Chelsea sont tout proches de trouver un accord pour un prêt avec option d’achat de 35M€ ! Le joueur lui est d’ores et déjà d’accord avec Monaco. #RMCsport
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) August 28, 2019
A less than inspiring debut season for ?Chelsea saw the 25-year-old receive heavy criticism from supporters, while a lack of faith from his manager Antonio Conte saw first-team opportunities fade. Last season the midfielder was shipped out to Milan on loan, where a return to form sparked the potential for a possible permanent switch away from Stamford Bridge to emerge.
It appears as though that side will be Monaco, after RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi confirmed an agreement is close to being reached between Monaco and the Premier League side to send Bakayoko to France on an initial season-long loan with a €35m purchase option available next summer.