Chelsea signs Bakayoko from Monaco

From France: Contradicting claims regarding Chelsea medical & transfer, deal should still go through

"I am very proud", he told the club's official website.

He is a fantastic coach because he has improved a lot of players like [Marcos] Alonso and [Victor] Moses - they played a great, great season.

"I know the Premier League is a very hard championship - one of the most hard in the world".

Tiemoue Bakayoko has admitted that he is "very happy" to have completed his move to Chelsea, labelling his new side "the biggest" in English football.

Conte's stock is high after he stormed to the title in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

"Makelele helped me greatly", Bakayoko said. "He is definitely an example I wish to follow, be it the footballer or the person himself". He showed the whole world what he was and I saw that and admired it'. If Matic sticks around, then the staunch defense that Chelsea had last season is surely going to continue into the next campaign.

It is also the largest fee that Chelsea have ever paid for a midfielder, beating the £32m paid to acquire fellow France global N'Golo Kante from Leicester City last July.

"I think I am an intelligent player who offers physicality and can also dribble and get by people".

There's still much to do for Chelsea in this transfer window as they look to build a stronger squad ahead of their return to the Champions League, but it still seems as though all is not well with the 46-year-old.

"We spoke a lot about tactics and training and he took the time to talk to me about my game and explain I must be serious-minded and work hard", Bakayoko said of his briefing with the Italian.

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