Champion of France in 2017 with AS Monaco, Tiémoué Bakayoko (25), who belongs to Chelsea until 2022 and was on loan to AC Milan last season, was Friday night about to join the club. the Principality in the form of a paying loan, up to € 2.5 million, with an option to purchase. At 10pm on Friday, the two clubs negotiated the amount of the call option – around € 30m – the last hurdle before the defensive midfielder signed his contract. Monaco is therefore its number 6 of international scale, collector and breaker lines; the absence of this profile of player in the squad has missed much to the team of Leonardo Jardim at the beginning of the season. Cesc Fabregas, Alexandre Golovin, Benjamin Henrichs and Jemerson, despite their respective qualities and versatility, have not made the necessary impact, while Adrien Silva has just returned on loan. The return of Bakayoko, whose association with Fabinho or Joao Moutinho had brought the ASM to the title two years ago, should be official this Saturday.