Manchester United have stolen a front seat over Chelsea in their Tiemoue Bakayoko race after ‘agreeing a fee’ with Monaco, according to stories.

Man United have already beaten the Premier League champions Romelu Lukaku and could again by signing up the defensive midfielder.

The Express suggested United have agreed on a £35million deal to beat Chelsea in the Pursuit for Bakayoko’s signature.

With the release of Lukaku’s arrival being imminent, Jose Mourinho has now switched his attention to the Frenchman

If the West Londoners do miss out on the midfielder, Conte will be angered considerably more after he also missed out on major target Lukaku.

It has earlier been suggested the Italian was set to hold crunch talks with Blues chief Roman Abramovich after they failed to land Lukaku at Stamford Bridge.

Conte is yet to commit his future to Chelsea after he rejected a new contract offer earlier this summer.

The Blues will be extreme to tie down their title-winning manager, with lots of Italian sides interested in landing him back to Serie A.