The Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern have already had more than enough of the Chelsea fans gloating over their Premier League title, however, it could about to get a whole lot worse.
According to French outlet L’Equipe (via The Metro), Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has decided to join Antonio Conte’s side, despite being linked with a move to join former Blues boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
As per L’Equipe’s claims the west Londoners are close to securing a deal for the industrious midfielder having agreed a €40m (£35m) fee with the Ligue 1 champions.
The 22-year-old played a key role as Leonardo Jardim lead the principality club to their first league title in 17 years, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Our landlord feels this is could well be an outstanding deal for Conte as he looks to swell his ranks ahead of a return to Europe’s top table next season, as well as continuing to compete on a domestic level.
However, the general consensus in the bar is that the way in which Jardim’s young Monaco side his being picked apart, although inevitable, is somewhat of a shame.
Chelsea fans, how pleasing is it to know that you can beat the lure of Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho? Let us know below…