Tiemoue Bakayoko talks with Antonio Conte before transfer

Jose Mourinho is confident of landing Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko ahead of Chelsea

The Blues manager is desperate to strengthen his midfield in order to compete on multiple fronts next season and Bakayoko could be the flawless partner for N'Golo Kante.

If he joins, midfielder Nemanja Matic will probably leave the club to join Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

Bakayoko will holds talks with Antonio Conte before his move.

Matic's return brought balance to Chelsea's midfield and it looks like the Portuguese boss could be set to sign a player which United have admired since David Moyes' brief tenure at the club.

Despite interest from Inter Milan, Conte is likely to stay at Stamford Bridge after guiding his side to Premier League glory in his first season in charge. This would see him pair up alongside fellow Frenchman N'Golo Kante.

And French publication Foot Mercato claim a five-year contract is on the table for the talented midfielder that would likely spell the end of Nemanja Matic's time in west London.

Chelsea target Bakayoko and Tottenham star Eric Dier are also contenders for the holding role at United, but Mourinho said earlier in the season that buying off United's top four rivals would be virtually impossible, although he did not mention Chelsea in that conversation.

The Serbian, who picked up his second Premier League winners medal in three years this term, has been back to his best under Antonio Conte after an alarmingly poor campaign the season prior, however, is supposedly keen to work under Mourinho again.

Mourinho needs to find a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick and Matic could prove to be the ideal foil alongside Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba next season.

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