Manchester United make shock enquiry for Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko

Tiemoue Bakayoko spent last season on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea
Tiemoue Bakayoko spent last season on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United are considering a shock move to sign Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko after submitting an enquiry for the French midfielder, according to RMC.

The 24-year-old joined Chelsea in a £40m deal from Monaco in 2017 as a direct replacement for Nemanja Matic who joined United for a simialr fee.

However, Bakayoko struggled badly to make an impression at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte and was sent out on loan to AC Milan by his successor Maurizio Sarri last summer.

Bakayoko is currently with the Chelsea squad for their pre-season tour of Ireland and like a number of players loaned out last season will have a fresh opportunity to impress following Frank Lampards appointment.

According to RMC, Lampard will run the rule over Bakayoko during Chelseas tour to decide whether or not he fits into his plans for the upcoming season.

Bakayoko was included in Chelsea's pre-season tour of Ireland
Bakayoko was included in Chelseas pre-season tour of Ireland (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the lookout for a new central midfield player next season with doubts continuing to surround the future of last seasons top goalscorer Paul Pogba.



The World Cup winners agent Mino Raiola confirmed at the weekend that Pogba wants to leave the club amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus

Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that, Raiola said, although Pogba did travel for Uniteds pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China.

United are not the only club monitoring Bakayokos situation at Chelsea as PSG are also reportedly fans of the box-to-box midfielder. The LigRead More – Source

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