Chelsea are looking to offload Tiemoue Bakayoko but problems with a transfer return to Monaco have allowed Paris St-Germain to steal in.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly joining Monaco in considering a transfer swoop for Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko before the end of the summer.
The France international, who hasn’t been has not included in any of the three league matches up to date, has had a difficult spell at Stamford Bridge, though he did rediscover his best form on loan at AC Milan last season.
The London Evening Standard says Bakayoko is ready to push through a move away from Chelsea before the European transfer deadline. Prior to this, Bakayoko had even made public his willingness to return to his home city and it seems the feelings were mutual.
PSG have already brought in Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye to bolster their midfield this summer, but manager Thomas Tuchel is thought to be considering further options in the centre of the midfield.
Former AC Milan sporting director Leonardo returned to the Parc des Princes this summer to take charge of their transfer business and it was he who lobbied for Bakayoko to join the Rossoneri on a season-long loan deal in Serie A for 2018-19.
Reports in France suggest Blues director Marina Granovskaia has blocked a loan over back to Monaco due to concerns it could damage the valuation of a player they signed for €45 million in 2017.