Chelsea are closing in on the £35million signing of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko with various reports claiming Chelsea have agreed terms with the 22-year-old.
While his arrival would please Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, there are several players at Chelsea who would frown at the arrival of Bakayoko.
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is one of the players who could be affected by the eminent arrival of Bakayoko as he could lose his place in the starting XI to the Frenchman.
Chelsea young midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another player who won’t be happy with the eminent arrival of Bakayoko.
According to Football London, Bakayoko would insist on wearing the number 14, which is currently the jersey number of Loftus-Cheek. Players hate giving up their squad numbers and it’s expected Loftus-Cheek won’t be happy to give up his.
Football London revealed Bakayoko insists on wearing the No.14 shirt, as it is the number of the arrondissement (district) in Paris where he grew up. The number is also important for Bakayoko because it was the age when Bakayoko first arrived at Rennes – a year after he was turned away from the French Football Federation’s national football centre in Clairefontaine having suffered a broken leg.