Ligue 1 club are desperate to sign £110,000-a-week Chelsea flop

Monaco have reportedly held initial negotiations with Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko over a possible loan transfer back to the French club. The 24-year-old midfielder shone at Monaco before earning a big move to London club in the summer of 2017, but he’s since flopped at Stamford Bridge.

Tiemoue ended up losing his place after one campaign with Chelsea, heading out on loan to Milan last term, where he seemed to show some of his best form again. However, that does not seem to have earned him a place in Frank Lampard’s plans for the 2019/20 campaign, as he could now come back to Ligue 1.

Les Monegasques are seriously considering this after initial discussions, though they cannot afford to add him on a permanent transfer deal for the moment. Chelsea fans will surely just be hoping Bakayoko can be offloaded soon to free up some money off their wage bill. Last season French midfielder scored one goal and made one assist.

If France international joins Monaco, he’ll be reunited with ex-Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas, who joined the Les Monegasques in winter. Given the footballer has shone in France’s top flight before and should still know most of the footballers and the coach, this could end up being a smart piece of business by Monaco if they pull it off.

Les Monegasques had terrible consequence in Ligue 1 as they finished the tournament in a 17th position. French club already signed Gelson Martins from Atletico Madrid, Benjamin Lecomte from Montpellier, Henry Onyekuru from Everton and Ruben Aguilar from Montpellier during this summer.