Tiemoue Bakayoko joins Chelsea from Monaco on a five-year deal

Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko before the match

Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko before the match

However, Bakayoko, whom Monaco will make a tidy profit on having signed him from Rennes for £7m in 2014, had always made it clear that Chelsea was his preferred destination.

Chelsea have agreed a fee with Monaco for Bakayoko and the defensive midfielder is expected to take his Blues medical on Friday.

He will join fellow new signings Willy Caballero, from Manchester City, and Antonio Rudiger, from Roma, with manager Antonio Conte still intent on bringing in Danilo from Real Madrid and a striker. The deal was slightly delayed because Bakayoko had undergone a surgery for a knee injury towards the end of last season but the move is definitely on now.

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According to a statement from the Lankan president's office, Ali also said: "There is nothing that Bangladesh can not do for Sri Lanka".

Chelsea intensified their effort in signing the midfielder after losing out on the signing of Romelu Lukuku to Manchester United who were also reportedly interested in him.

The Blues will next look to complete a deal for Juventus's Alex Sandro, which could break their transfer record that now stands at £50m for Fernando Torres, as well as looking for attacking options.

"I have grown up watching Chelsea", Bakayoko said.

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Shortly after, Dinardo and Kratz allegedly planned to pick up Meo and Sturgis, take them to the large property and then rob them. Police have announced the arrest of a Bucks County , Pennsylvania man in connection with a string of disappearances in the area.

And there's more bad news for the Blues with the Daily Star reporting that Alex Sandro is "unsure if he wants to join the Premier League champions".

He was part of the Monaco squad that reached the Champions League semi-finals last season, going out of the competition to Juventus.

This 22-year-old capped 63 appearances for Monaco and scored three goals, while he also debuted for the French global team in the friendly game against Spain.

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The most active gold contract for August delivery fell 1.8 US dollars, or 0.15 percent, to settle at 1,217.30 dollars per ounce. Platinum rose 0.3 percent to $918.90 per ounce, adding to a 1.7 percent gain in the previous session, its biggest since June 2.

There's no doubt that Bakayoko - also linked with Manchester United - will certainly improve Chelsea's options in the middle of the park.

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