Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen on keeping the core of the team that won the Premier League title last season while also making quality additions to the squad as Chelsea return to the Champions League next season.
Conte is a huge admirer of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Chelsea are confident of striking a deal with the midfielder soon.
According to The Independent, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic would ask to leave Chelsea for Manchester United if Chelsea complete the signing of Bakayoko.
Matic is reportedly worried Bakayoko’s arrival would limit his playing time and he would push for an exit when the Frenchman arrives.
22-year-old Bakayoko is valued at £42 million.