Chelsea target Tiemoue Bakayoko dropped a huge hint on Twitter that he might be ready to join Premier League rivals Manchester United.
Conte has been wanting to sign the 22-year-old for quite some time now. And it was believed that the Frenchman was going to have a medical for the Blues in the coming week. But now a tweet from the Monaco midfielder has put his transfer to Chelsea up for debate. A Nigeran based website put out a tweet claiming that Bakayoko was interested in joining Manchester United amongst some other transfer gossip. And to everyone’s surprise, Bakayoko retweeted the post with the comment, “Yes that.”
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 11, 2017
But as soon as the treat was going viral, Bakayoko quickly deleted the tweet.
Have Chelsea lost yet another target:
Up until last week, Chelsea were pretty confident that they will sign the midfielder, but now it looks as if they are far from securing the deal. And Manchester United are yet again trying to hijack a Chelsea player.
Conte is already furious that he has lost out on Romelu Lukaku and now with the Bakayoko deal also in muddy waters, Chelsea’s transfer season seems to be going from bad to worse.
The Football Fan Base view:
Manchester United were initially looking to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea. A deal looked all set and Matic’s move to Old Trafford was just a matter of when and not how. But then, Chelsea were eager to hold on to Matic until they had secured the services of Bakayoko.
And now it looks as if, Jose Mourinho is tired of waiting and has moved his focus directly to the French midfielder.