Newcastle United have reportedly joined a rather long list of clubs chasing Chelsea ace Tiemoue Bakayoko after le10sport have claimed that Paris Saint Germain, AC Milan, Watford, West Ham United and OGC Nice are also interested in signing the man currently on loan at AS Monaco for the 2019/20 season in the upcoming summer transfer window.
As per the outlet, Frank Lampard does not seem to be keen on the £22.95 million-valued man who has not played at Stamford Bridge since the 2017/18 campaign, where he scored three goals and made three assists in 43 games in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
The 25-year old arguably still has potential at his age and has impressed in France in this term, as he wins 8.6 duels per Ligue 1 game, whilst also averaging 2.4 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 0.9 clearances, according to Sofascore.
Indeed, Bakayoko could be the first official major signing after the proposed takeover, as long as Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabian-led group can get their £300 million deal with Mike Ashley over the line before a transfer can be struck with Chelsea.
Will the Premier League approve the takeover of Newcastle?
This may not be for a while yet though, as there continues to be speculation over whether the bid will actually be given the green light following recent delays and oppositions.
As long as the buying side can pass the Owners’ and Directors’ test (ODT) set out by the top flight, then they should be given the go ahead to first take over the Tyneside club and second make any potentially big money signings like what could be made with Bakayoko.
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