OFFICIAL: Chelsea midfielder joins Monaco on a season-long loan

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Bakayoko leaves Chelsea for Monaco

Premier League giants, Chelsea have announced transfer of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to Monaco on a season-long loan.

A report by GOAL,claims the loan deal includes a €42.5m (£38m/$46m) option to buy.

Bakayoko scored three goals and helped Chelsea win the FA Cup final.

He spent last term on loan at AC Milan where he made 42 appearances in all contests, scoring one objective that came in a 4-3 defeat against their town rivals Inter.

The Paris born soccer star, Bakayoko came through the Rennes academy in the north-west of France and made his senior debut in August 2013, a week after his 19th birthday.

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He signed for Monaco the following summer and featured almost 100 appearances for the principality side during his three seasons there, scoring five goals.

He starred in 2016/17, beating Paris St-Germain to the title unexpectedly, and also reaching the last four of the Champions League, knocking out Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund on their way. In an exciting two-legged tie against the Premier League side, Bakayoko scored the decisive objective.

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He returns to Monaco where he will call Cesc Fabregas a team-mate once again after the season they spent together as Chelsea midfielders.

Monaco are managed by Leonardo Jardim, who Bakayoko played under during his first spell at the club, and are currently 19th in Ligue 1 having lost two and drawn one of their opening three games.

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