Tiemoue Bakayoko’s Stamford Bridge nightmare could be coming to an end as he is close to joining his former club Monaco on a season-long loan.
At the end of the loan, the Ligue Un side will have the opportunity to sign him permanently for £31.8 million.
Chelsea signed Bakayoko for £40 million two years ago but he failed to impress at Stamford Bridge and quickly found himself on the sidelines. He spent last season on loan at AC Milan, who were not impressed enough to offer him a permanent deal.
Bakayoko, who has one cap for France, is looking to reboot his career with the promise of regular first team action.
The deal is expected to complete before the French transfer window shuts on September 2.