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Chelsea‘s efforts to signal Tiemoue Bakayoko are reportedly clouded by worries associated to health.

In line with The Telegraph’s Matt Regulation, Antonio Conte fears Bakoyoko could possibly be out till September due to a knee damage. The French midfielder’s £35-million (roughly €39.6-million) switch from AS Monaco has apparently been held up due to the ailment, which required surgical procedure on the finish of final season, and a disagreement over the cost construction of the payment. The Blues allegedly hope the footballer will compete his medical earlier than they go on a pre-season tour of Asia on Monday, however his health is a priority.

Per RMC Sport’s Mohamed Bouhafsi, who values the switch at £forty million (roughly €forty five.2 million), Chelsea reached an settlement with Monaco, and Bakayoko will bear a medical on Friday.

If Bakayoko is unable to play till September, the product of Stade Rennais would miss the Group Defend, during which Chelsea will battle Arsenal, and at the least three Premier League video games towards Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur, and Everton.

Bakayoko made 32 appearances in Ligue 1 final season, tallying two objectives and one help as Monaco dethroned Paris Saint-Germain.